Donna has substantial experience in intellectual property and technology issues, including matters involving e-commerce, social media advertising, and business applications of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Overview

She leverages her diverse experience in trademark, copyright, advertising, data privacy, and technology agreements to provide a broad view of how to best protect, enforce and monetize her clients' rights.

Donna understands the value of being a life-long learner and the ability to apply what she has learned from various areas in and outside of the law. Donna successfully completed a certificate program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the implications of artificial intelligence for business strategies, and she has used her knowledge from this program to advise clients on their data privacy and website scraping matters. Clients value her knowledge of intellectual property law and rely on Donna to assess their legal needs and understand their business goals.

Experience

With her keen understanding of the intersection between data privacy and online advertising, Donna advises clients on data privacy compliance, including reviewing and drafting privacy policies, assisting with data breach notification and mitigation, and counseling on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Donna represents clients in various industries, including apparel, software, and art. Her extensive experience with various trademark matters, including clearance, prosecution, domestic and international anti-counterfeit enforcement, licensing and litigation before federal and administrative courts, gives her a unique perspective in developing offensive and defensive strategies for her clients.

Donna assists in obtaining copyright protection for various works and licensing copyrights to such works. She has also assisted and led a number of copyright litigation cases involving infringement, fair use, and anti-circumvention.

Donna's prior experience as a law clerk for the U.S. Air Force Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Division allowed her to gain experience analyzing government contracts related to software procurement.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

"Artificial Intelligence in Advertising," Emerging Trends in the Banking Industry, September 2019

The Artists Collective Roundtable: Visual Arts Session, Colorado Attorneys for the Arts, July 2018

"Data Privacy Considerations When Using AI in Online Advertising," MCCA GTEC Forum, April 2018

"GDPR: Getting Ready for May 2018," Stinson LLP Business Law Update, March 2018

"Navigating the New Frontier of Online and Social Media Advertising: Legal Pitfalls Artists Need to Know," Fort Collins Startup Week, March 2018

"Artificial Intelligence: From SXSW and Beyond," Lathrop & Gage LLP, May 2017

"Trademarks & Branding – What Entrepreneurs Should Know," Co-Presenter, Colorado IP American Inn of Court and National LGBT Bar Association, January 2017

Publications

"New Regulations Will Affect Service Provider Protections Under the DMCA," Client Alert, November 2016

"Death Knell for Knockoffs and Counterfeits? U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Define the Test for Copyrightability of Designs on Useful Articles," Client Alert, May 2016

"Legislative Intent Supports a Patent Knowledge Requirement," Colorado Lawyer, November 2011

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Colorado Technology Association, Tech Affairs Council Member

Fashion Group International, Board Member

Telluride Venture Accelerator, Mentor

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Volunteer

Admissions

  • Colorado, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2017 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, 2017

Education

University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2012

The George Washington University Law School, Visiting Student (IP Focus), 2011

University of Illinois at Chicago, B.S., Biochemistry, 2004

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