Whitney McCollum is a partner at K&L Gates' Seattle office and a member of the Technology Transactions practice group. Whitney draws upon her global in-house experience to provide companies with cutting-edge data and technology risk management advice. Whitney is CIPP/US and CIPP/E certified and a member of the U.S. Patent Bar.
Whitney joined the firm after serving as the Chief Intellectual Property and Data Protection counsel for an international engineering firm. Through this role, Whitney established a global data privacy compliance program that included GDPR and CCPA compliance, handled creation-to-commercialization technology protection including intellectual property portfolio management and licensing, conducted incident investigations and response, advised on data and technology considerations in mergers and acquisitions, and counseled all levels of the organization from operations to the c-suite. Whitney began her career as an intellectual property litigation associate in another large international law firm and has engaged in in all aspects of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and other complex litigation in federal and state court and before the USPTO and International Trade Commission for high-profile technology clients.
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