October 20, 2019

Gina M. Pickerrell

Gina M. Pickerrell is an associate in the Real Estate Department, and is a member of the firm's Privacy and Data Security Group. As a law student, Gina participated in the full-year Harrison Institute Public Policy Clinic researching and drafting strategies for a cross-sector approach to school and hospital food procurement. Gina also interned at an educational technology company researching student data privacy on the federal and state levels. She analyzed data ownership rights, conducted privacy agreement reviews, and drafted notification letters relating to corporate compliance and regulatory matters.

Prior to law school, Gina worked at the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection where she investigated consumer complaints, drafted declarations, and conducted document review and exhibit preparation for litigation before various federal courts. She worked with the Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in litigation before the Administrative Law Judge, following a data exposure of patient information over an unsecured peer-to-peer file-sharing network. Additionally, she investigated the fraudulent business practices of a mortgage relief and telemarketing scam, which resulted in a judgment of more than $5 million.

Gina also was a Ballard Spahr summer associate in 2017. She assisted with legal research and writing in federal litigation involving computer hacking and theft of intellectual property, drafted a memorandum analyzing privacy rights in smartphones under the Fourth Amendment, and researched zoning regulations as they related to litigation and appellate procedures.

Military Experience

Before entering law school, Gina served as a Military Police Officer in the Indiana Army National Guard. She was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Iraqi Endurance, and she was promoted to staff sergeant and squad leader in command of twelve soldiers.

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