Foram Dave

Associate

San Francisco
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Overview

Foram Dave's in-depth understanding of privacy and data security issues pairs with proven experience in intellectual property law and unfair competition to serve a wide range of client concerns. She frequently counsels companies on privacy and risk management strategies in commercial agreements, as well as compliance with legislation such as the GDPR, CCPA, CalOPPA, COPPA and CAN-SPAM Act. Foram's background also includes advising on risk mitigation associated with product offerings and use of emerging technologies, drafting consumer disclosures, Privacy Policies, Terms of Use and Service Provider Addenda. Additionally, her familiarity with copyright and trademark infringement, software licensing, breach of contract, fraud and business interference issues has allowed Foram to address needs in a variety of industries -- from advertising, retail and entertainment, to technology and food and beverage.

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  • Advised clients across all industries on compliance with California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Experience includes counseling on cookies and online behavioral advertising, data transfers, data sharing between partners, drafting vendor data protection addendums, revising data protection clauses in agreements and advising on data privacy issues in M&A and other transactions.
  • Developed numerous terms of service, privacy policies and commercial agreements (including software and SaaS licenses).
  • Counseled a range of clients on IP strategy, trademark enforcement, copyright infringement and unfair competition issues.
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Experience

  • Advised clients across all industries on compliance with California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Experience includes counseling on cookies and online behavioral advertising, data transfers, data sharing between partners, drafting vendor data protection addendums, revising data protection clauses in agreements and advising on data privacy issues in M&A and other transactions.
  • Developed numerous terms of service, privacy policies and commercial agreements (including software and SaaS licenses).
  • Counseled a range of clients on IP strategy, trademark enforcement, copyright infringement and unfair competition issues.
  • Initiates trademark prosecution and enforcement, including strategizing brand protection, analyzing trademark infringement, drafting cease and desist letters and responding to infringement threats, negotiating settlements and drafting license agreements.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Copyright Society of the USA
  • The South Asian Bar Association

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • California

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2015, cum laude; Notes Editor, Communications & Entertainment Law Journal; Staff Editor, Hastings Business Law Journal
  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 2010, cum laude

Languages

  • Hindi

Blog

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Data Counsel
New Taxes on the Digital Economy: A Closer Look at the New York Data Tax Proposal
By Foram Dave, Matt Hunsaker, Jeewon K. Serrato
March 24, 2021
Over the last year, state and local governments have proposed a variety of novel taxes on the digital economy, including taxes on digital advertising and social media platforms. Two factors have motivated these proposals: (1) closing...
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