Privacy Counsel Information Security Officer in New York City Resume Douglas Knehr

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DOUGLAS KNEHR, ESQ., MBA, CIPM, CIPP/US Kendall Park, NJ 08824 M:609- 635-2226

[email protected] PROFILE SUMMARY: 15 + year, licensed attorney, Juris Doctorate, Rutgers MBA, CIPM and CIPP/US Entrepreneurial corporate problem solver with unique background in privacy, litigation, M&A, securities, social media management, risk management, corporate governance, investment banking. Revenue minded. CLOUDEEVA INC. (East Windsor, NJ) 04/14- PRESENT

Sr. Corporate Counsel

Offering sound litigation, privacy, legal & business advice and action planning on all facets of the organization in a rapid, entrepreneurial, well informed manner including a very broad variety of civil and administrative court litigation, as well as providing multi-national advice regarding privacy, information and data security, corporate governance, and general corporate compliance risk. Information Security, Privacy, Social Media Compliance, Corporate Governance & Risk Management • CIPM –Certified Information Privacy Manager • CIPP –Certified Information Privacy Professional • CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional training started. Cyber Security focus. • Programming / Coding training • Unique security focused ability to advise on US and Global employee privacy laws and regulations, with a particular understanding and experience with EU/US Safe Harbor and other cross-border frameworks • Capable of ensuring versions of products / services comply with data privacy, regulatory and security requirements (legal, contractual or otherwise). • Uniquely capable of developing brain mapping templates to assist in the regulatory negotiation of data privacy and security provisions in a widerange of contracts/agreements for rapid deployment. • Able to advise on Social Media privacy related exposure • Social Managerial capabilities to establish functional privacy and corporate risk representatives throughout the organization to drive compliance with applicable privacy laws and regulations, contractual obligations, internal policies and procedures, and breach investigation, mitigation and notification responsibilities. • Offering sound legal and business advice and action planning on information security, corporate governance, information privacy, corporate risk within GLBA Graham Leach Bliley Act, Financial Services Modernization Act, COPPA Children’s Online Privacy Act, FTC, Privacy Act, FOIA, HIPAA Health Issuance Portability Act and FTC regulations • See one of my corporate privacy and risk road maps as well as MindMapping /brain map technology at: Litigation & Contract  Tasked with litigating entire scope of extremely busy New Jersey litigation docket for 300+ person multinational corporation as well as managing outside counsel - use of E-Discovery  Skilled at shareholder litigation / inquiry response, SEC investigatory matters, State and Federal Litigation, Privacy controls, Employment litigation, Corporate Governance matters  Capable of independently litigating and advising on a wide variety of Civil and Administrative litigation including shareholder litigation, SEC investigatory matters, FINRA/ NYSE inquiries and arbitration, state and federal litigation, privacy litigation, employment litigation, corporate governance, employment litigation, workplace injury, compensation, H1B issues, debt collection and contract disputes  Able to independently advise on a wide variety of corporate, contract, debt, sales, lease, employment, merger and acquisition matters  Able to advise on Master Services Agreements, Vendor Agreements, Professional Services Agreements, Work Orders / SOW's, Software Licensing Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Letters of intent


Securities / Corporate & Civil Trial Attorney        

1/01 – 4/14

600 + litigated/resolved matters since 2001 – all as 1st Chair Trial Counsel. Highly engaged, competent & ethically aggressive representation Lead trial counsel and rainmaker in complex litigation : civil, compliance, personal injury, employment & financial fraud securities cases. Extensive civil motion and trial litigation practice. Trial counsel level experience in depositions, mediations, hearings, and trials Numerous Civil Jury Trials. Financial Fraud Trials. Corporate and Litigation practice involving: Consumer protection, Securities Arbitration & Securities litigation, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Workers Compensation, Financial Fraud, Employment Discrimination, Civil Litigation and Privacy Extensive Securities Legislative and Regulatory experience as a trial attorney. Highly skilled with State and Federal Securities compliance matters including Commodities, ERISA, Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, sma manipulation, securities fraud and various churning and other deceptive acts. Working knowledge of CAN-SPAM, HIPAA/HITECH, medical information privacy laws, laws and regulations related to employee privacy. Pursuing Certified Information Privacy Professional certificate ( CISA, CISSP, CIPP ) and Bitcoin interest Able to provide leadership and oversight over cross-functional privacy committees including, but not limited to marketing, sales, human resources, clinical trial operations, medical affairs, IT, and corporate communications

Entrepreneurial Legal Endeavors at firm: WWW.DEPOSITIONROOM.NET WWW.MEDIATIONROOM.NET WWW.DATECOORDINATOR.COM . In depth knowledge of Google AdSense, Affiliate Marketing, Voice Broadcasting, Express Consent Email Marketing, Webinars, Hosting issues, Call Center Operations, CRM programs, Skype , Social Networking.


Civil Litigation Attorney/Lawyer 

Represented clients in matters involving personal injury, products liability, consumer fraud, criminal issues, domestic violence, law against discrimination, collections, municipal law, in a plaintiff’s trial/motion practice.


President and Legal Counsel      

Securities Litigation Attorney/Lawyer

5/99 - 11/99

Negotiated, arbitrated, and litigated securities disputes between broker dealers, registered representatives, and investors in forums—including New Jersey Courts, NASD, NYSE, FINRA, SEC and AAA—in a claimant and respondent arbitration forum and state court motion and trial practice.


Investment Banker (Jr.) 


SPEARHEADED LAUNCH OF NEW YORK INTERNET OPERATIONS OF A $4-MILLION FUNDED ECOMMERCE INTERNET START-UP Lead search to venture capital community for $30 million 2nd round funding with full P&L responsibility for $4 million operation Negotiated all business development and partnership deals, managed startup ecommerce operations with 30+ employees across 2 countries Directed recruitment of 30-member staff while managing operations in two countries. Managed all fund raising, strategic alliance deals, start-up details, negotiations and U.S. based financials. Developed e-commerce startup which packaged direct mail marketing with web based loyalty program to hone in on customer loyalty toward brick/mortar stores.

STARK & STARK, Princeton, NJ  

5/00 – 12/00

1998 – 5/1999

Performed analysis as Jr. Investment banker on corporate deals and public finance bonds including: Ad Valorem & Non-Ad Valorem taxes, Airport Revenue Funding Bonds; Assisted Living Facilities; Certificates of Participation (COPS); Community Development Districts; Contributions in Aid of Construction; Credit Enhancements; Facilities Revenue Bond Refunding; Federal Arbitrage Laws; Financial Advisory Fees for banks; Financing Team Members & Duties; Fund Accounting; Go Bonds, Private Activity Bonds; Interest Rate Swaps; Lease Back Debt; Special District Financings; Public Entity Financing; Special Assessment & Home Rule Laws; Sports Financing; State Revolving Loan Funds for Waste Water Treatment; State Revolving Loan Programs; Tax Anticipation Notes Water & Sewer Bonds; Nursing Home Acquisitions


Wealth Management/Registered Securities Investment Advisor  


Series 7 & 63 licensed Federal Securities Registered Representative - Wealth Management / Asset Management Entrepreneurial wealth management sales

FORMAL EDUCATION Masters Masters In Information Security & Cyber Security Norwich VT Enrolled JD Juris Doctor Stetson College of Law FL 1999 MBA Master of Business Administration (Finance) Rutgers Graduate School of Management NJ 1994 BS Bachelor of Science in Business Economics Rutgers University Cook College NJ 1992 ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) CISSP in training MEMBERSHIPS / ASSOCIATIONS: PIABA, NJAJ, ATLA-NJ, RUTGERS MBA ALUMNI, STETSON LAW ALUMNI, IAPP PERSONAL INTERESTS: Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia Touch Museum, Liberty Science Ctr, Real Estate Development, Home Design, Online Auctions, Gardening

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