Technology/privacy/start-up and growing business attorney and general counsel
Lewis has led the legal functions for three technology companies from start up phase through growth, due diligence, and successful mergers. This experience and his prior experiences as a litigator, federal court staff attorney, and teacher positively informs his practice with a broad perspective. He lives in Portland,… read more OR but works with clients throughout the country.
- Outside General Counsel
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Licensing Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- SaaS Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- Vendor Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- General Advice
"Lewis was a great General Counsel for Janrain, a job that required wearing many hats all at once. He had absolutely comprehensive knowledge of crazy world of privacy and data protection regulations, which change from region to region, month to month. He was able to communicate, explain, and simplify all this every day to many different audiences: customers, sales prospects, and internal engineers."
"Lewis not only played the important role of General Counsel, but he was our domain expert for the emerging privacy and security regulations globally. He also led our InfoSec security team that supports the backbone of our value proposition - protecting our client’s consumer data. Under his leadership, Janrain’s privacy and data protection programs became key differentiators from our competition. His sound judgment and deep experience with data, combined with his positive, open-minded, calm, and collaborative approach to problem solving are great assets for any business."
Barr Privacy and GC, LLC
Founder and principal attorney
Mar 2019 - Present
Providing general counsel, privacy and data protection counsel (including for CCPA and GDPR compliance), and other legal services, including drafting, negotiating, and providing playbooks for NDA, SaaS, contractor, and vendor agreements; HR counsel; trade secret, trademark, and copyright protection; and marketing counsel. Privacy practice focuses on right-sized assessment and compliance work.
Janrain, Inc. (now Akamai Technologies, Inc.)
General Counsel and VP Privacy
Dec 2012 - Jan 2019
Led legal and compliance functions for rapidly-growing company serving global brands with SaaS identity and access management solutions. Managed all areas of legal, including international expansion, contracts, IP, employment, litigation, insurance, alliances, and corporate compliance. Led company’s privacy and information security initiatives, including third-party audited programs.
Fios, Inc. (now Epiq Systems, Inc.)
General Counsel and Secretary
Aug 2008 - Nov 2012
Managed legal and compliance functions for this electronic discovery services provider, now part of Epiq Systems. Executive team member. Counseled company directors on corporate governance issues and maintained corporate books. Counseled management and business units on data protection, employment, technology acquisition, e-commerce issues, dispute resolution, IP, and other matters.
New Edge Networks
Oct 2000 - Jul 2008
Managed legal affairs for this national telecommunications services provider before and after being acquired by EarthLink, Inc. Counseled management on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions due diligence; affirmative action, antitrust, advertising and marketing issues; client bankruptcy; and intellectual property protection. Negotiated multi-million dollar investment agreements.
Morgenstein & Jubelirer LLP, now Schiff Hardin LLP
Aug 1995 - Sep 2000
Represented and counseled clients in resolving disputes, primarily in commercial contract, product liability, unfair business practices, employment, and IP matters. Successfully represented clients in mediations, arbitrations, and court cases. Litigation activities included discovery, trial preparation, pretrial and trial motions, settlement conferences, and appeals in state and federal courts.