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Lewis Barr

Lewis Barr

Technology/privacy/start-up and growing business attorney and general counsel

Lake Oswego
Oregon
Licensed in
OR
University of Missouri
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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About
Lewis is an experienced technology and privacy attorney who graduated from University of Missouri law school and Georgetown University. He is a certified information privacy professional. His practice areas include SaaS and other commercial contracts, privacy and data protection, employment issues, and technology licensing.

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,
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29
Years
experience

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"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."

general counsel for SaaS company with global brand customers
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"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."

privacy and data protection program development and implementation
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

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.

Mar 2019 - Present

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.

Dec 2012 - Jan 2019

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.

Aug 2008 - Nov 2012

New Edge Networks

General Counsel

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.

Oct 2000 - Jul 2008

Morgenstein & Jubelirer LLP, now Schiff Hardin LLP

Associate Attorney

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.

Aug 1995 - Sep 2000

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