Christopher Dodson

Attorney

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2174

(215) 372-2408

Chris works extensively with clients on issues related to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), privacy and data security laws (including federal regulatory regimes, such as Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA, and FTC), and state data breach notification and other security laws. He also draws on his background as a software engineer in a wide variety of transaction matters, including 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 negotiates and drafts 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. Additionally, he 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 is a former software engineer with extensive experience designing and developing database-driven business applications. During his technology career, he worked at companies ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries. At his previous firm, Baer Crossey McDemus, Chris worked with a diverse array of clients with an interest in technology, advising them on regulatory matters and technology contracts.

Chris earned his bachelor's degree from Fordham University and his law degree from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. While in law school, Chris was a member of the law review and published a law review article on the common law duty of loyalty under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He was also selected by the faculty to join the Drexel Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, where he advised startup companies on corporate and intellectual property law.

 

News

Cozen O’Connor Boosts its Technology, Privacy, Data Security and Emerging Growth Practices by Adding Nine Attorneys from Philadelphia Law Boutique Baer Crossey McDemus LLC

May 04, 2020

Andrew Baer, Michael Crossey, and Christopher McDemus will stretch the firm’s reach within the global technology, and emerging growth business communities.

Education

  • Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • Fordham University, B.A., 1995
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania