Katherine Early

She | Her | Hers

Counsel

Cincinnati
T +1.513.878.4412
F +1.513.929.0303

Overview

Kate Early focuses on technology transactions, distributor and supplier contracting and other corporate and business alliance work. She has extensive experience related to information technology, including both customer-facing and vendor-facing SaaS, IaaS and PaaS, as well as cloud, hybrid and on-premises software and managed hosting arrangements.

Kate has significant experience counseling clients on issues related to privacy laws and regulations, data security and transfer, HIPAA, GDPR and other international privacy regulations. She also international experience, including negotiating contracts and supporting businesses in Great Britain, Europe and Asia.

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  • Negotiated supplier and distribution contracts, privacy and security terms and related compliance.
  • Prepared electronic product download terms, influencer and ambassador terms and website terms of use and terms of sale.
  • Management of various acquisitions and divestitures, including joint ventures.
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Experience

  • Negotiated supplier and distribution contracts, privacy and security terms and related compliance.
  • Prepared electronic product download terms, influencer and ambassador terms and website terms of use and terms of sale.
  • Management of various acquisitions and divestitures, including joint ventures.
  • Managed disputes and litigation, including class action litigation and using outside counsel.
  • Advised advertising and marketing groups.
  • Provided advice, created policies, performed policy management and created training and practices related to the acquisition, management and maintenance of public records.
  • Successfully negotiated broad range of contracts including with top-tier technology companies.
  • Substantial government contracting experience, including federal government contracting with FARs, DFARs and the use of various contract vehicles.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional - U.S. (CIPP/US)
  • Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2009)

Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Kessler Inn of Court (2002 to 2008)
  • American Advertising Association, Dayton: Board Member (2005 to 2019)

Community

  • Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio
    • Two-term Chair (2007 to 2008)
    • Trustee (2004 to 2008)

Prior Positions

  • LEXISNEXIS, a division of RELX
    • Director and Senior Corporate Counsel and U.S. Data Protection Contact (2018 to 2019)
    • Director and Senior Corporate Counsel (2014 to 2019)
    • Legal Director and Heal of Legal LN Asia (2016)
    • Corporate Counsel (2009 to 2014)
  • Wright State University: Adjunct Professor (2009 to 2012)

Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2002; The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Managing Editor
  • M.B.A., The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, 2002
  • B.A., George Washington University, 1998