Christopher Dodson

Associate

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Christopher Dodson is a former software engineer with extensive experience designing and developing database-driven business applications. During his career, he worked at companies ranging from small startups through Fortune 500 companies.

At Baer Crossey McDemus, Chris advises clients on technology and corporate law matters. Chris works extensively with clients on issues related to privacy and data security, including compliance with federal regulatory regimes (such as Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA, and FTC) and state data breach notification and other security laws.  He also applies his technology experience to a wide variety of intellectual property and transactional matters, including copyright and trademark prosecution and counseling, digital fair use, software licensing (both proprietary and open source licensing), software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).  Chris drafts and negotiates a wide range of contracts, including technology services and licensing agreements, independent contractor agreements, professional services agreements, nondisclosure agreements, online marketplace agreements, and drop shipment agreements. He also advises clients on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Federal Communications Act and Satellite Communications Act, the Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA), state wiretap laws, and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).  Chris works with a diverse array of clients with an interest in technology, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Chris earned a law degree from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. At Drexel, he was on Law Review and published on the common law duty of loyalty under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Additionally, he was selected by the faculty to join the Drexel Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, where he advised startup companies on corporate and intellectual property law.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, History from Fordham University, 1995
  • Juris Doctor, Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, 2013 (Law Review)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

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