What Just Happened On Thursday, July 16, the European Court of Justice ("CJEU") invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework for international data transfers in its decision in the "Schrems II" case (Data Protection Commissioner v. [...]
July 10, 2018 By Chiara Portner and Celine Guillou If your business is not yet paying full attention to privacy and data protection (or quietly waiting for GDPR to play out), California legislators have finally [...]
May 1, 2018 By Pam Lambert What is a SAFE? The Simple Agreement for Future Equity, commonly known as a “SAFE” was created by Y Combinator as an alternative to the convertible promissory note. Essentially, [...]
Written by: Chiara Portner view article online The new Privacy Shield, the successor to the defunct Safe Harbor, was officially approved by E.U. and U.S. officials today. U.S. businesses may start certifying to the Privacy [...]
Written by: Chiara Portner view article online U.S. businesses that have been anxiously awaiting the draft of the new Privacy Shield, the successor to the EU-US Safe Harbor, now have some reading to do. On [...]
Written by: Greg Wrenn view article online The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") just released their Fiscal 2015 report on enforcement and litigation data. Nearly 90,000 new charges were filed by employees complaining of workplace discrimination and seeking [...]
Written by: Donica Forensich view article online Entrepreneurs in the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) are giving Silicon Valley entrepreneurs a run for their money in turning out smart, experienced, knowledgeable and [...]
Written by: Chiara Portner view article onlilne It has been a month since the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) found that the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Framework is no longer a valid compliance mechanism to establish [...]
Written by: Marek Adamo view article online A recent line of Delaware cases underscores the need for venture-backed companies to be mindful of fairness when faced with highly dilutive down-round financings and recapitalizations. The typical [...]
BY: Greg Wrenn Attorney, Paradigm Counsel view article on Seattle Business Magazine's Website Nearly 2 out of 3 Seattle area companies with online services who received venture capital funding in the last year have a [...]
Written by Chiara Portner link to article Today, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) handed down a preliminary ruling in the Schrems case. The Schrems argued that the U.S. government’s alleged access to the personal [...]
By Nick Gaffney on September 14, 2015 link to original article Few successful people agree about how they got there. Is it always doing right, adding value, bouncing back from failure, keeping your nose to [...]
Maureen Dorney and Chiara Portner are partners with Paradigm Counsel LLP, a Silicon Valley law firm providing innovative legal services to emerging growth and technology companies. Paradigm’s lawyers function as an integral part of their [...]
Law360, New York (April 9, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT) -- Maureen Dorney is a founding partner of Paradigm Counsel. She has over 20 years of experience representing public and venture-backed technology and media companies. Prior [...]
Authored by: Chiara Portner, December 17, 2013 Have you ever noticed when, after visiting a website, you suddenly start seeing banner ads for the product you were looking at on every webpage that you [...]
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