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Learn how lawyers think for the purpose of reading and understanding publication (and other) contracts, determining when you need a lawyer, formulating questions to ask, protecting your intellectual property and identifying specific contractual provisions you should ask for or be wary of.

Denise can answer many of the questions that writers have about contracts and other legal matters. Join us during the lunch hour for her presentation and get your questions answered.

Denise is currently leading the global privacy department as Chief Privacy Officer, Senior Corporate Counsel for Jazz Pharmaceuticals in Palo Alto, California. She is also the California State Legislative Liaison for Convention of the States. Her previous roles included: Senior Director, Global Privacy Officer, Lead Privacy Counsel for NetSuite and Head of Legal, Data Privacy and Compliance Officer for Microsoft Ireland where she provided support for Microsoft’s European Development Centre, Irish Subsidiary, Data Centre and Microsoft’s Operations Center for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She is skilled in government affairs, regulatory compliance, strategy development, operations, litigation, mediation, product and business development, partner management, and transactions with a focus on privacy, information security, international business, technology and intellectual property.

Denise is an active member of the Washington State Bar Association (2005 – Present) and registered as In-House Counsel with the California State Bar Association (2016 – Present). She was a Charter Member of the Ireland Chamber of Commerce General Counsel Forum (2013 – 2016), Board Member of the Society for Computers and Law Irish Chapter (2013 – 2016), Committee Member for the Data Working Group of the Department of the Taoiseach (2105 – 2016), Chair of the Data Privacy and Security Group for IBEC/ICT Ireland (2015 – 2016), Cultural Diversity Lead for Microsoft Ireland (2013 – 2014) and regular guest lecturer and speaker at multiple venues (2009 – present).