Meet Your November Guest Speaker - Katherine Britton

Katherine Britton

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Katherine Elvira Britton is an attorney with a broad range of experience in regulatory compliance, corporate training and presentation and focuses her law practice on privacy and data security law, complex civil litigation, employment and human resources counseling, and consumer protection. Katherine advises clients and trains management and employees on compliance with federal and state privacy and data security laws, best practices, and self-regulatory programs, specifically focusing on issues involving emerging technologies. She evaluates clients’ compliance with federal, state, and self-regulatory requirements relating to the storage, transfer, sharing, and disposal of customer personal information. Katherine reviews, drafts, and negotiates vendor/supplier contracts, technology transactions, services and consulting agreements, and licensing agreements. Additionally, she drafts privacy policies, social media policies, and terms of use agreements for websites and applications tailored to clients’ business practices and implements changes to existing policies to address current and future data collection and use. Katherine earned her J.D. in 2007 from The John Marshall Law School, where she was an editor for The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, and her B.A. in 2004 from Tulane University. Katherine is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, Certified Privacy Manager, and is admitted to the bars in Illinois, the District of Columbia, and Texas.

What made you want to pursue a freelance career & start your own business?
To be able to choose my own clients and the work that I do.

What's a typical day like in your life as a freelancer?
Talk with clients, prepare documents, attend strategy sessions, review documents, talk with opposing counsel, prepare presentations, meet with client staff

Any interesting projects, gigs, etc. you have coming up within the next few months/year?
Yes :)

Any advice to give to freelancers?
Know yourself and what you are good at and play to your strengths. Ask for help when you need it