Effective collection, analysis and use of data often dictate success or failure for emerging companies. Big Data is the lifeblood for startups in nearly all industries, including financial services, healthcare, connected devices, real estate, cybersecurity, retail, marketing and human resources. But establishing and enforcing ownership and use rights for Big Data can be complicated, and the processing of such data is highly regulated. Successfully navigating these issues and appropriately protecting and monetizing valuable data are essential to turning emerging companies into established businesses.
WilmerHale's Big Data Practice assists clients from their earliest stages through mid- and late-round financing, public offerings and beyond, helping them navigate regulatory and policy issues, privacy concerns, cybersecurity risks, data ownership issues, complex technology transactions and licensing, thorny IP applications and registrations, and disputes about who owns the algorithms, devices and insights that power the information economy. Our commitment to emerging companies is exemplified by WilmerHale Launch—our online platform dedicated exclusively to the needs of startup companies. And our innovative QuickLaunch Program allows us to provide the highest level of legal advice, strategic counseling and responsiveness in a cost-effective offering.
We have over 100 dedicated corporate lawyers stationed in the most active startup markets, including Silicon Valley, Boston, New York and Washington DC. Other members of our expansive Big Data team include litigators, regulatory counsel, transactional specialists, enforcement experts and crisis managers in WilmerHale offices around the world. We help our startup clients navigate industry norms and disparate legal regimes governing Big Data in the United States and abroad. We can help level the playing field for startups working with larger corporations and investors by leveraging our experience with financing transactions, acquisitions, regulatory concerns, antitrust issues and a range of other matters.
For more information, visit our Big Data page or contact us at [email protected].