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Privacy Shield Approved by E.U. & U.S.

July 12th, 2016|

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 [...]

Privacy Shield Package

March 1st, 2016|

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 [...]

What is the most likely EEOC charge your company will face? If you guessed age, race or gender discrimination, you’re wrong

February 17th, 2016|

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 [...]

Is San Luis Obispo the Next Silicon Valley?

February 9th, 2016|

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 [...]

Post-Safe Harbor Practical Privacy Tips

November 10th, 2015|

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 [...]

What does Fairness Require in Distressed Venture Capital Financings?

October 27th, 2015|

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 [...]

Make sure your online services contract includes an arbitration clause

October 26th, 2015|

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 [...]

U.S.- EU Safe Harbor Scheme is Invalid

October 6th, 2015|

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 [...]

How Can Young Lawyers Prosper in Today’s Market?

September 14th, 2015|

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 [...]


April 22nd, 2014|

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 [...]

Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Paradigm’s Maureen Dorney

April 9th, 2014|

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 [...]

New California Law Regulates Website Tracking

December 17th, 2013|

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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