Our experts provide guidance on regulatory issues involving privacy laws such as GDPR, CCPA, CDPA, and others. We have supported companies from the fortune 50 to startups with scoping the requirements for privacy programs and we continuously support the program once launched.
We support technologists in buying or building their products by advising on compliance, risk, and data privacy protections. Whether you are building a new application, a new business vertical, or just running your business, we can provide the legal direction your team needs to get going.
Our Corporate practice supports the legal backbone of budding enterprises. We handle business formation, preparation and negotiations of transaction documents, and advising sellers and buyers in all types of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
About BD Emerson Legal Group
Through years of working on complex technology problems and M&A activities, BD Emerson was formed by partners who understood that the market was missing a law firm that could work with every team within your corporation to advise on complicated issues. Our partners understand that every client requires discretion and expert guidance.
From discovery to compliance, we are ready to support your compliance program.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Our M&A team provides full lifecycle transaction support for buyers and sellers.
From technology transactions to services, we provide end-to-end contract support.
We can work with you to assess strategic and operational risks as well as legal.
We handle all types of business formations including operating agreements and filings.
Julie E. Bishop ESQ., CISSP, FIP
Julie Bishop is an experienced attorney in commercial, technology transactions, and data privacy practices. She has been practicing law for over 25 years, with most of her experience as an in house attorney in public and private companies focused in the technology space.
Before joining BD Emerson Legal Group, Julie was Vice President and Global Lead Counsel, of Data Privacy, Information Security and Regulatory Compliance at Avanade Inc. (a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture), where she led a team of attorneys responsible for regulatory compliance across 23 affiliate entities.
Technology Transactions, Negotiations, Privacy, Security
Elizabeth Galletta ESQ., CIPP-US
Elizabeth counsels clients in data privacy, cybersecurity and corporate matters. Elizabeth also has experience in agreements concerning all aspects of intellectual property and brings significant experience in conducting due diligence review of IP assets in asset purchase transactions. Her skill was instrumental in helping a client close a deal to acquire a Fortune 500 company’s lighting division.
In the privacy and cybersecurity space, Elizabeth provides skilled counsel to clients on how to access, collect, store, protect and transfer electronic data. She holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional – U.S. private-sector (CIPP/US) credential awarded by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Data Breaches, Corporate Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Litigations/Government Investigations
Dave Menard ESQ.
Dave is a founding Partner at BD Emerson Legal Group. Prior to founding BD Emerson, Dave was a partner with Murtha Cullina, LLP and served as the Chair of that firm’s Business and Finance Department. David has experience ranging from guiding start-ups in diverse industries to managing complex multi-national transactions. Over the past 5 years, David has led transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $1 billion, and has provided guidance for more than 125 individual emerging companies. Recently, David led the legal team for Savant Systems in its acquisition of General Electric Lighting. He regularly leads teams of attorneys from a variety of practice areas in a manner designed to ensure clients receive comprehensive and efficient solutions.
Dave guides companies at all stages of their life-cycle, from formation to exit, whether by sale, generational transfer or otherwise. David assists business with business transactions of every type, including organization, agreements among owners, commercial agreements including supply and distribution chains, and international agreements.
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