Sherman G. Helenese

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Sherman Helenese brings a wealth of privacy, licensing and technology transactions experience to the Digital Assets and Data Management Group. His practice exclusively focuses on complex matters associated with the intersection of technology transactions and privacy. He advises a number of ecommerce, retail, software and blockchain companies on a variety of licensing, technology transaction and privacy related matters. Sherman’s previous in-house experience at Microsoft lends to his customer-friendly and practical approach to resolving complex client issues.

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  • Advises ecommerce, retail, software and blockchain clients on a variety of U.S. state, federal and international consumer privacy law compliance issues (e.g. CCPA, CPRA, COPPA, CPA, CTDPA, GDPR, UK GDPR, Standard Contractual Clauses, Data Processing Agreements, privacy by design, global product launches, product reviews, privacy and security assessments, data mapping and the creation and maintenance of a privacy program).
  • Successfully drafts and negotiates a wide variety of complex (inbound and outbound) cloud services agreements, end user license agreements, data processing agreements, joint development agreements, master services and licensing agreements and other similar arrangements.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Washington Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014 to 2015)


  • Washington State Bar Association
    • International Property Law Section
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

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Prior Positions

  • Microsoft Corporation: Corporate Counsel (2006 to 2011)
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.: Vice President of Technology Transactions/Attorney (2003 to 2006)


  • Washington


  • M.B.A., Seattle Pacific University, School of Business and Economics, 2005
  • J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2000
  • M.A., University of Southern Maine, Muskie Institute of Public Affairs, 1997
  • B.A., Colby College, 1995