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Mikaela Witherspoon understands the interplay of intellectual property, data privacy, and commercial law and utilizes her experience to help clients execute technology transactions that protect their rights and intellectual property, while also limiting liability and ensuring compliance with regulations.

Mikaela drafts and reviews a variety of contracts and agreements, including:

  • software license agreements
  • software distribution agreements
  • software development agreements
  • SaaS agreements
  • database license agreements
  • technology license agreements
  • joint development agreements
  • IT services agreements

Additionally, she counsels clients on various data privacy matters, including compliance with comprehensive privacy regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), as well as targeted regulations such as the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). She ensures clients understand how the various state and international privacy laws apply to their agreements and helps them navigate consumer requests and record-keeping requirements. Clients turn to Mikaela for advice on new uses and transfers of data to ensure that they are not breaching privacy laws and are compliant with industry best practices. 

Mikaela is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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International Association of Privacy Professionals


J.D., Creighton University School of Law, 2020 (cum laude)

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in: Legal Research and Writing I, Civil Procedure II, and Commercial Contract Drafting
  • Phi Delta Phi Honor Society, Member
  • Moot Court Board, Problem Director
  • Legal Writing Center Associate

BA, Azusa Pacific University, 2015 (magna cum laude)

  • Political Science


  • State of Nebraska
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