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Advertising Law Institute 2016

 
Author(s): Liisa M. Thomas, Holly A. Grochmal
Practice Area: Intellectual Property
Published: Oct 2016
ISBN: 9781402427466
PLI Item #: 149027
CHB Spine #: G1286

Holly Grochmal is the Division General Counsel- Sales and Commercial Transactions at Pandora Media, Inc., where she leads a team responsible for supporting Pandora’s sales, marketing, commercial licensing, BD and revenue operations teams.    In her role at Pandora, she negotiates commercial transactions with top advertising agencies and advertisers in connection with Pandora’s digital advertising platforms.  In addition, she frequently negotiates complex agreements with ad networks and ad tech vendors.  Holly also provides guidance on data, privacy and GDPR and works with cross-functional teams to develop company policies.

Prior to joining Pandora, Holly was an Assistant General Counsel at E. & J. Gallo Winery where she focused on advertising law, social media and marketing sponsorships and promotions as well as alcohol beverage law.  Before joining Gallo, Holly spent 9 years in private practice as a corporate associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP (Paris, France and Menlo Park) and Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass working on a wide-variety of commercial matters and corporate securities transactions.  Holly holds a J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School and a B.A., magna cum laude from Colby College.


Liisa Thomas is a Partner in Sheppard Mullin’s Chicago and London offices, and Co-Practice Group Leader of its Privacy & Cybersecurity Team.  Her clients rely on her ability to create clarity in a sea of confusing legal requirements and describe her as “extremely responsive, while providing thoughtful legal analysis combined with real world practical advice.” Ms. Thomas is the author of the definitive treatise on data breach, Thomas on Data Breach: A Practical Guide to Handling Worldwide Data Breach Notification, which has been described as “a no-nonsense roadmap for in-house and external practitioners alike.”  She is known as an industry leader in the privacy and data security space and is consistently recognized by Leading Lawyers Network, Chambers and The Legal 500.  Ms. Thomas was recently recognized as the 2017 Data Protection Lawyer of the Year - USA by Global 100, the 2017 U.S. Data Protection Lawyer of the Year by Finance Monthly, and the “Best in Data Security Law Services” at Corporate LiveWire’s 2017 Global Awards.  She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1996 and is admitted in Illinois and the District of Columbia.