Dennis Schmidt is a member of our Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice. He advises clients on data privacy and IT as well as telecommunications and gambling. With a passion for technology Dennis understands the practical as well as legal needs of his clients.

As a privacy advisor, Dennis advises on the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data privacy contracts, privacy policies and employee data protection. As a telecommunications advisor, Dennis advises companies regarding telecommunication secrecy. He is also familiar with the peculiarities of German gambling law.

Before joining Orrick, Dennis practiced data privacy law at another international law firm. He conducted his legal studies in Duesseldorf and Los Angeles.

  • Data Privacy / Cybersecurity

    • GDPR Compliance Programs: Advising various multinational companies on GDPR and general Data Privacy compliance, advising on international data transfers, drafting data sharing agreements and privacy policies, supporting with data processing records, analysing data processing activities, setting up compliance structure and privacy-by-design programs, assisting with Privacy Impact Assessments, aligning electronic marketing with Data Privacy requirements.

    • Data Privacy Agreements: Advising multinational tech companies on tailored data processing and data transfer agreement, advising on intra-group data privacy agreements.

    • Data Privacy and E-Commerce: Advising several international companies on data privacy and e-commerce law matters, inter alia on using personal data for direct marketing, and collecting and using personal data in the online environment.

    • Advising Tech Start-ups on Data Privacy: Advising start-ups from the U.S. and Germany on IT and data privacy matters, such as on compliance of products and services with GDPR, consumer privacy and data protection principles. This involves drafting privacy policies, terms and conditions and vendor contracts, as well as evaluating new technologies and businesses on privacy compliance and consumer protection concepts.

    • Cybersecurity and Data Breach Incident Plans: Counseling major computer software companies on Cybersecurity and incident plans.

    Information Technology

    • IT Licensing: Advising a leading U.S. software manufacturer on its EU and German software licensing terms & conditions and regularly conducting negotiations with its customers.

    • IT Licensing: Advising cloud software providers on its German licensing terms & conditions.

    Dennis advices representative clients such as Flexera Software and TTI.