KATHERINE DANIELS, Of Counsel

Katherine J. Daniels is an attorney with 20 years of experience litigating and counseling clients in all areas of intellectual property, first amendment, defamation, privacy, data security, unfair competition, false advertising and employment law.

Ms. Daniels’ transactional experience includes structuring, drafting and negotiating complex content and technology licensing and acquisition arrangements, publishing agreements, distribution agreements, development agreements, advertising and marketing agreements, joint ventures, strategic alliances and a host of other old and new media related contracts.  She has developed terms of use and privacy policies for websites and corporate policies and guidelines on a variety of subjects, including employee use of the internet, email and social networking applications, data security, behavioral advertising and data profiling.  Ms. Daniels’ expertise also includes pre-publication review of articles, books, websites, and broadcasts.

Ms. Daniels has litigated complex intellectual property related disputes involving copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets, false advertising, defamation and unfair competition.  Her litigation clients have included telecommunications and media companies, music publishers, book publishers, computer technology companies, consumer product manufacturers, automobile manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies.

Ms. Daniels served for 14 years as in-house counsel for Hachette Filipacchi Media, a global publisher of consumer magazines and websites.  Her practice has touched upon virtually every type of transaction in the areas of media and technology, including content licensing and acquisition, software licensing and development, music licensing, trademark licensing, merchandizing, consumer marketing, advertising, privacy, data security, open source, digital rights management, online and mobile publishing, mobile marketing and distribution, email marketing, user generated content, sweepstakes, contests and other forms of gaming.  Ms. Daniels was involved in revising the company’s employee handbook, crafting employment and other corporate policies and has handled employment termination matters for Hachette.  She also led the company’s efforts to develop state of the art policies for online publishing, privacy and data security.

Prior to joining Hachette, Ms. Daniels was an associate at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal and Manges, where she was a litigator the firm’s trade practices and regulatory law group.  After law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Clifford and the Honorable Morton A. Brody of the Supreme Court of the State of Maine.

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