Thomas Codevilla Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Thomas Codevilla

Thomas Codevilla

Partner

Denver
Colorado
Licensed in
CO
University of Colorado Law School
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About
Formally General Counsel at Sphero, a $100m venture-backed robotics company, Thomas specializes in building risk-based data privacy and security systems from the ground up. He has deep experience in GDPR, CCPA, COPPA, FERPA, HIPAA, and other state privacy laws. He holds the CIPP/US and CIPP/E designations from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Alongside his privacy practice he brings a decade of public and private transactional experience, including formations, financings, M&A, corporate governance, securities, intellectual property licensing, manufacturing, regulatory compliance, international distribution, China
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6
Years
experience
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5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Mr. Codevilla has helped me on multiple occasions with creating business and financial contracts. He has also advised us on UGC (user-generated content) privacy and best practices. Communication and turnaround was very quick, rates were in line with market, and quality was perfect. I will be working with Mr. Codevilla in the future and recommend him and his firm."

Commercial Contract & Privacy
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
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"In addition to his strong commercial transaction background, Tom has quietly become one of the area's foremost experts in the burgeoning area of data privacy."

Technology transaction
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

SK&S Law Group

Partner

Mar 2019 - Present

Outside General Counsel for Emerging Tech Companies;
Expert in privacy & cybersecurity, including GDPR, CCPA, COPPA, FERPA, HIPAA, and state law compliance;
Trusted business and legal advisor in commercial and tech transactions;
Commercial contracts, specializing in hardware, software, firmware, and international;
Filing and prosecution of trademarks; trademark disputes and coexistence agreements.

Mar 2019 - Present

Sphero

General Counsel

Jun 2018 - Mar 2019

Sole internal legal counsel for $100m revenue venture-backed robotics company;
Implement and ensure compliance with COPPA, GDPR, FERPA, and other privacy & security laws;
Negotiate and draft all distributor, reseller, and vendor agreements in the US, EMEA, and Latin America, including SAAS and other technology agreements;
Manage HR, Engineering, Executives, Board Meetings, Financings, and the like

Jun 2018 - Mar 2019

Sphero

Senior Corporate Counsel

Jun 2016 - Jun 2018

Implement and ensure compliance with COPPA, GDPR, FERPA, and other privacy & security laws;
Negotiate and draft all distributor, reseller, and vendor agreements in the US, EMEA, and Latin America, including SAAS and other technology agreements;
Monitor and enforce MAP policy, trademarks, patents, and copyrights;
Work with product managers on security/privacy/IP Protection for new products;

Jun 2016 - Jun 2018

Holland & Hart

Corporate Associate

Oct 2013 - Apr 2016

Negotiated and closed corporate transactions for growth stage technology companies and other large private enterprises.
Conducted and directed corporate diligence in real estate, technology, and financial services companies, including analysis of complex capital structures, contracts, and corporate risks.
Researched and drafted motions and memoranda on employment, governance, and trust litigation.

Oct 2013 - Apr 2016

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