Linda C. Emery


Linda Emery is the chair of the firm's Data Privacy & Security industry team and focuses her practice in the areas of information technology, data privacy and security, the Internet of Things and trademarks. She has experience working with consumer product, service, technology, and communications companies.

Linda's experience in data privacy and security allows her to help clients at the international, federal and state levels both in regulatory compliance and establishing best practices. She focuses on the interrelationship between the laws and regulations and utilizes her knowledge and experience to assist clients in financial services, insurance, education and health care.

Linda has spent substantial time helping clients in the smart devices and Internet of Things ("IOT") arena. She uses her background in technology, privacy and telecommunications to advise clients on the data privacy and security laws that impact this fast-paced environment. She has advised clients on areas ranging from cyber-attacks on interconnected devices to product liability claims to intellectual property risks to the Federal Trade Commission's Guidance on the IOT.  

Linda advises and partners with clients to address critical legal needs related to e-commerce activities in a variety of industries. Representative clients include consumer product, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, technology, software and educational institutions on a variety of different legal projects involving their e-commerce legal issues, including:

  • Assist clients with developing and implementing legal agreements and procedures required to operate an e-commerce enterprise, including preparing on-line terms of sale, website terms of use, privacy policies, cookie policies, and related legal agreements for use with company websites, mobile applications and ecommerce portals
  • Draft and negotiate complex data sharing agreements, software development agreements, cloud services agreements, and managed services agreements
  • Provide advice on Federal Trade Commission regulations and guidance concerning protection of consumers in e-commerce transactions, avoiding unfair trade practices, social media influencer rules, and prompt delivery rules and related state law requirements when applicable
  • Advice concerning interactive media and advertisement regulations and best practices
  • Compliance with international data transfer requirements related to e-commerce transactions

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2018)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 1986)
  • Northwestern University (B.A., 1983)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Missouri

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

Professional Recognition

  • Named a 2017 Women in the Law by Wisconsin Law Journal

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