Amy C. Weston (206) 607-4117 Assistant: Tatiana Binder (206) 607-4147

Startups  |  Privacy Law  |  Business Counseling & General Corporate  |  Intellectual Property

Amy advises early stage and emerging technology companies in three main areas:  Commercial Contracts, Privacy, and General Corporate Counsel.

Commercial Contracts

Amy drafts, develops, reviews and negotiates client-favorable terms in complex high volume commercial transactions, including:

  • Master Services Agreements
  • SaaS and Software Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Online Terms of Use and EULAs
  • OEM and Supplier Agreements
  • Reseller Agreements

Amy recognizes that a strong commercial agreement must be tailored to fit the tone, size and scope of the deal and the client’s industry.  She works with clients to develop contracts that will minimize friction and get the deal done while protecting the client’s intellectual property and technology, limiting the client’s liability and meeting all licensing and regulatory compliance standards.

Privacy

Amy advises clients on privacy and other regulatory compliance and best practices, and helps clients safeguard proprietary inventions, systems, and processes.  Representative privacy counsel includes:

Amy is a CIPP/US certificated privacy professional and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

General Corporate Counsel

Amy supports start-up and emerging companies at all stages of their corporate lifecycle, from entity formation and founder stock issuances to negotiating and closing sell-side and buy-side merger and acquisition transactions.  Amy has over ten years of experience helping clients secure capital through angel and venture capital debt and equity financing rounds.

Prior to joining Carney Badley, Amy was a principal at Company Counsel, LLC, a Boston-based law firm specializing in representing growth and emerging technology companies located throughout the United States. Before that Amy was an attorney with the law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston, where she focused her practice on corporate and transactional law, as well as general tax law.

  • Integrating “privacy by design” as part of a successful business model
  • Designing, implementing, and overseeing privacy, information security and data protection programs
  • Drafting and reviewing privacy policies and online terms of service
  • Compliance with GDPR, CCPA and other rapidly developing and changing privacy laws
  • Strategizing data breach prevention and response

Amy is a CIPP/US certificated privacy professional and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

General Corporate Counsel

Amy supports start-up and emerging companies at all stages of their corporate lifecycle, from entity formation and founder stock issuances to negotiating and closing sell-side and buy-side merger and acquisition transactions.  Amy has over ten years of experience helping clients secure capital through angel and venture capital debt and equity financing rounds.

Prior to joining Carney Badley, Amy was a principal at Company Counsel, LLC, a Boston-based law firm specializing in representing growth and emerging technology companies located throughout the United States. Before that Amy was an attorney with the law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston, where she focused her practice on corporate and transactional law, as well as general tax law.

Education

  • JD, Boston University School of Law, cum laude
  • MA, University of British Columbia
  • BA, Kalamazoo College, cum laude

Court Admissions

  • Washington State, 2013
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2007

Professional Associations

Community Involvement

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