Heather’s practice is focused on protecting a company’s intellectual property; a fundamental feature of every business. Her practice includes trademark clearance and selection, domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, enforcement, proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), licensing, trade secret protection, copyright, rights of publicity, domain names disputes, and counseling on brand and IP strategy. Heather believes in supporting companies at each stage – from due diligence when choosing a name, to ongoing brand management, to ensuring portfolios are safeguarded and ready for sale.
Heather is also focused on guiding businesses through the ever-expanding patchwork of privacy laws, both domestically and internationally. This includes drafting privacy policies, and guidance on how to comply with specific privacy regimes, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). Heather works with companies to design and strengthen their privacy and data security policies and practices, to minimize the risk of a data breach.
Heather serves as Chair of the California Lawyers Association Intellectual Property Section. Heather frequently speaks and writes about IP, Internet, tech, and privacy issues. She has been a contributing author on Forbes and quoted in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and CNBC. Heather has been recognized by her peers for excellence in her practice, having been selected as Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star® six times.