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Judith Silver

aka Coollawyer
Contact: 954.630.3551
Experience:
Law School: University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Jurisdictions: California
Florida
New York
Texas

OVERVIEW

About Judith Silver
Experienced technology, Internet, email, marketing, telecom, data, transactional, and business law attorney. Licensed to practice law in CA, TX, FL, NY. Extensive in-house and out-house work at as Partner in Law Firm, for Online Marketing Company, Adobe Systems and Sabre Holding in software licensing, e-commerce, data and compliance, and complex domestic and international outsourcing deals.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Areas
  • Hardware, Software, Licensing, Domain Name, Compliance, Data/Privacy
  • Internet, Technology, Contract
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    • 30 minute free consultations.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California 
Florida 
New York 
Texas 
Professional Experience
Attorney, Silver Law PA
-Current
Founder and manager of solo law practice with domestic and international clients since 1999. Management and execution of billing, deadlines, technology, business and client development, marketing and more. Responsive handling of all client advice, services and matters, educating clients and vendors, managing client projects and transactions. Accomplishments: • Provided legal advice and services to clients with integrity through effective and creative solutions. • Responded promptly and directly to clients’ needs, as well as setting and meeting client expectations re outcome. • Managed business and technology projects, RFP drafting and process, on behalf of clients to ensure goals and deadlines were met, supplies and services were obtained while balancing highest quality with competitive costs. • Liaised and obtained solutions for clients through state and federal regulatory, law enforcement and other bodies. • Kept abreast of the changing technology, privacy and applicable laws and regulations domestically, and as much as possible, worldwide. • Determined best billing rates to be competitive in marketplace, as well as fixed and other rate paradigms to meet client needs. Analyzed income verses office overhead to make decisions regarding staff and facilities. • Maximized use of technology, starting a decade ago, to improve client services using Acrobat, electronic document delivery and storage, online legal research without charge to client, billing via email and more. • Created and branded law practice, promoted for business development through search engine certification, publication of online articles, affiliation with and publishing of legal column on Entrepreneur.com to achieve unique users of 20,000 to 30,000 per month. • Created legal forms to address change in market and provide customers with new solutions to their legal needs. • Authored LexisNexis chapters for the Florida Civil Practice Guide, including writing, research and formatting of material in chapters on Motions, Judgments, Appeals and Oral Depositions. • Taught and developed classes and curriculum as online Professor of Law at Kaplan University. • Attended and spoke at continuing legal education and other seminars and conferences.
Parnter, Rothstein, Rosenfeldt, Adler (Rothstein, Rosenfeldt, Adler was dismantled several years after my departure due to the senior partner, Scott Rothstein, pleading guilty to running a Ponzi scheme. He is now in Federal prison).
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Joined firm to establish the technology law practice. One of only three female Partners. Managed junior attorneys, staff, firm and client projects. Accomplishments: • Avoided unethical involvement and successfully navigated politics regarding actions of the firm partners and clients. • Immediately recognized firm’s outdated website made establishment of a technology law practice difficult. Proposed solution to develop new site, and managed firm politics, RFP, approvals, budget, design and development, through successful launch of new site. • Performed research, drafted and enabled formal legal opinions and solutions regarding the following: employment, contractor and human resources matters; solutions regarding employee, vendor and ethics (SOX, FCPA, OECD, etc.) aid for compliance, questions and reporting, domestically and abroad (bill of lading, risk of loss, transport, customs, etc.) for client projects; privacy, financial and export data regulation compliance; policies and procedures for valuation and management of intangibles such as intellectual property, domain names, data for compliance with SOX and other regulations to reduce risk, and maintain proper balance sheet reporting; • Researched and drafted firm’s client recommendations for document and data retention, privacy regulations, litigation and legal hold policies. • Managed document, hard drive and data production, with client and firm teams, in response to government and private party subpoenas and investigations, in coordination with additional outside counsel, SEC, DOJ and e-discovery production rules and procedures. • Achieved registration of vital trademark for client using innovative research and business savvy when other lawyers had failed to do so. • Drafted and closed high value, complex contracts regarding, services, real estate, manufacturing, production, development, licensing, marketing and a vast variety of topics, implicating domestic and international law. • Provided advice and relationship utilization regarding local, state and federal political concerns that affected clients’ challenges and decisions. Formed relationships and alliances with regulatory, law enforcement and political personnel for advice and guidance on clients’ behalf as to best practice and unofficial opinions and guidance. • Management and training of associates, paralegal and secretarial staff.
Asst. General Counsel, World Avenue
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Responsible for creation of first basics policies and procedures for the legal department at an online lead generation company. Led research and use of legal policies with in-depth technology industry knowledge, learning the company’s unique Internet marketing model and relationship development with stakeholders. Drafted and implemented all initial legal strategies, documents, training and procedures at the request of the General Counsel and in conjunction with senior management. Accomplishments: • Drafted first substantive contracts for company business channels with advertisers, affiliates, publishers, service providers and others; consumer website terms and conditions, FAQ and privacy policy; non-disclosure agreements, data licensing agreements and more. • Researched, proposed and persuaded senior management to implement a legal defense for major business model that significantly decreased use of resources, costs and risk. • Created first legal guidelines for marketing material creation and legal department review process. • Drafted human resources documentation and recommended hiring, firing and review procedures to decrease litigation risk. • Recommended and implemented legal response to unexpected data breach and security matters. • Researched and created procedures regarding domestic and international data and marketing regulations to reduce risk. • Anticipated, researched and responded to government inquiries and interacted with regulatory officials to establish useful communication and relationships. • Managed matters with regard to Better Business Bureau, Direct Marketing Association, deceptive practices’ regulations, attorney general investigations, etc. • Managed trademark and copyright filings, recommendations and domain name portfolio. • Hired, trained and supervised junior attorney and paralegal. Educated and trained senior management and business teams on the new procedures and contracts effectively through lively sessions and written materials. • Managed outside counsel and litigation, and achieved settlements through effective negotiations.
Senior Staff Counsel, Sabre Systems / Travelocity.com
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Attorney for large variety of high value, complex software, hardware, Internet, service and technology, advertising and marketing agreements, as well as large international outsourcing deals (30-100M+) whereby airlines, domestic and abroad, outsourced their IT systems to Sabre for cost savings and efficiency. Counseled and educated business persons and senior management regarding domestic and international legal issues. Accomplishments: • Worked with teams and stakeholders on 30-100M domestic and international outsourcing deals to win contracts in response to Request for Proposals (RFP). Initiated process planning; managed confidentiality and educated employees regarding sensitive foreign political issues regarding the proposed deal; drafted letters of intent and term sheets; lead attorney on due diligence; negotiated and revised, with inside and outside counsel, business and technical team, the agreements for highly complex services, assets and procurement, as well as RFP Responses, on extremely short time lines, during final selection process (typically against EDS and IBM); met with and reported to senior management on deal progress, team strategy, intellectual property and other legal issues. Outsourcing deal list: Major Role: Partial Role: Aer Lingus British Airways Air Canada Continental Airlines Air New Zealand South African Airways United Airlines US Air • Counseled on complex issues regarding business and technology licensing, services, security, transition, installation, procurement, maintenance, copyright, derivative works, joint development, trademark, trade secret and intellectual property. • Advised senior management and business teams in the areas of: intellectual property protections; export, corporate structure and tax issues; INCO terms and foreign shipping; compliance and reporting re FCPA and anti-boycott regulations; agents and distribution abroad as part of regulation compliance and risk reduction. • Led, researched, analyzed, conceptualized and drafted new authority delegation structure for Sabre; conducted education of senior management and training of employees regarding use and understanding. • Organized and managed projects, deals, clients, paralegals and outside counsel abroad and domestically. • Planned, research, analyzed and obtained stakeholder input regarding creation of online contract database system, then effectively implemented.
Education
University of California - Hastings College of the LawJ.D.Law
Cornell UniversityB.A.Government and History
Honors: cum laude

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judith@silverlaw.com
1007 N. Federal Hwy, #182
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
USA
Telephone: 954.630.3551