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Big Data and Privacy: Harnessing the Power While Keeping Legal


Speaker(s): Robert H. Newman
Recorded on: Jul. 21, 2016
PLI Program #: 189641

Rob is a partner in Reed Smith’s Entertainment & Media industry group. His practice focuses on privacy, data security, marketing, e-commerce and intellectual property matters. He has extensive experience advising consumer brands, agencies, content creators, and publishers on privacy and marketing regulatory compliance, the protection and commercialization of their creative properties, and litigation risk avoidance in connection with data privacy, intellectual property and emerging technologies. Rob was previously the Co-Chair of the Privacy, Security & Data Innovations practice group at Loeb & Loeb LLP and co-leader of the Global Privacy & Security Task Force at Winston & Strawn LLP. 

Recognized as a “Client Service All-Star” (BTI Consulting Group), Rob is a trusted business advisor working closely with clients to protect their data and creative advantages in the following areas:

  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Advertising, Marketing, and Promotions
  • Trademarks and Brand Protection
  • IP Transactions, Licensing, and E-Commerce
  • IP Disputes and Litigation
  • Talent, Music, and Copyright

Rob is an adjunct faculty member of Chicago-Kent College of Law and has also taught at The John Marshall Law School's Center for Intellectual Property, Information and Privacy Law.

Rob is actively involved in pro bono service on behalf of several prominent music and arts organizations. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers for the Creative Arts and Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO).