Jennifer L. Sheridan

Jennifer Lynn Sheridan is Senior Counsel in Griesing Law, LLC’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice group.

What do you focus on?

I have twenty years of expertise as both in-house and outside counsel in the technology sector focusing on  commercial, intellectual property, and employment law matters.

What do you see on the horizon?

The shift to cloud computing is now a major driver of our global Internet economy.  With the availability and variety of hosting services, businesses must navigate cyber security and privacy compliance issues that are more pressing than ever before. Best practices for corporate compliance increasingly include short term and long term planning around legal regimes such as the U.S. and international privacy laws, CAN-SPAM for email marketing campaigns, and DMCA for hosting content. Private regimes such as PCI – payment systems compliance managed by the private credit card industry, and the SOC regime – security and other internal controls auditing of hosting environments – managed by the AICPA, also need to be considered.  Whether a business is planning an email campaign, raising future financing, or negotiating a hosting services agreement, corporate leaders need to identify a trusted legal partner to advise on one or more of these compliance regimes to avoid unnecessary expense and legal risk.

Biography

Jenny has practiced law for over twenty years serving as General Counsel for private and public Silicon Valley technology companies. She has extensive experience handling a wide range of legal matters for technology companies including commercial agreements, Intellectual Property portfolio strategy, management and litigation, and employment matters including workplace investigations. Jenny began her career as a corporate law associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Palo Alto, California.

Jenny is a Senior Fellow at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law where she teaches distance law courses in Property Law and Intellectual Property Law. Previously, she was a Visiting Law Professor at Drexel from 2012-2014 and has also taught law courses at Santa Clara Law School and the University of Tennessee College of Law. In addition, Jenny was a Careers in Teaching Law Fellow at Columbia Law School in 2011.

Contact

650.400.5208

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Education
  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
    – Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    – Journal of Law and Social Problems, Charles Evans Hughes Fellow
  • Occidental College, A.B., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • California
Community Involvement
  • Association of the Workplace Investigators
    – Member, 2017
  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals
    – Member, 2017
  • State Bar of California
    – Executive Committee Member of Intellectual Property Section, 2005-2008
  • Columbia Law School
    – Board of Visitors, 2001-2008
  • American Association of In-House Counsel
    – Board of Directors, 1996-2000
Training and Publications
  • Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law; Senior Fellow, 2015-2017
    – Teaches full term distance courses in Property Law and Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law; Visiting Assistant Professor, 2012-2014
    – Taught full term courses in Patent Law, Trademark Law and Property Law
  • “Copyright’s Knowledge Principle” – Author, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, Fall 2014
  • “Copyright’s Knowledge Principle” – Presenter, Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law – Philadelphia, May 2013
  • University of Tennessee College of Law; Visiting Assistant Professor, 2012
    – Taught full term courses in Secured Transactions and High Tech Deals
  • “Apple v. Samsung: Mobile Patent Wars” – Panelist, Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law – Philadelphia, November 2012
  • “Digital Copyright and Public Access: Why the Knowledge Principle Dictates a Fair Access Right for Public Libraries” – Presenter, Columbia Law Fellows Workshop – New York, September 2012
  • “Section 203 Copyright Terminations” – Panelist, University of Tennessee Law School – Knoxville, TN, March 2012
  • “Does the Rise of Property Rights Theory Defeat Copyright’s First Sale Doctrine?” – Author, Santa Clara Law Review, January 2012
  • Columbia Law School; Careers in Law Teaching Fellow, 2011
    – Research and Publication of Scholarly Articles in Intellectual Property
  • “Rescuing the Intellectual Commons: A “Fair Access” Right for Public Libraries” – Presenter, 11th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at DePaul University College of Law – Chicago, August 2011
  • “Does the Rise of Property Rights Theory Defeat Copyright’s First Sale Doctrine?” – Presenter, Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable at Drake University Law School – Des Moines, IA, April 2011
  • “Does the Rise of Property Rights Theory Defeat Copyright’s First Sale Doctrine?” – Presenter, Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium at Boston University Law School, February 2011
  • Santa Clara Law School; Intellectual Property Research Fellow, 2011; Lecturer, 1996-2008
    – Taught full term courses in Technology Licensing and Advanced Legal Research in Intellectual Property
  • National University of Singapore School of Law; Lecturer, 2006; 2007
    – Taught full term summer courses in Intellectual Property

Media Clips

  • The Legal Intelligencer – People in the News: Jennifer L. Sheridan July 20, 2017

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