Womble Carlyle attorneys Ted Claypoole, Orla O’Hannaidh and Mark Schamel played an active role in the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s 2016 Spring Meeting, which took place April 7th-9th in Montreal.

Claypoole led the Cyberspace Law Committee meetings as the Committee’s current Chair. O’Hannaidh gave a presentation titled ““Protecting Your Brand in a Complicated Landscape,” while Schamel participated in a panel discussion on data security, law enforcement and device encryption issues. Schamel’s topic has been in the news recently with Apple’s dispute with the Department of Justice over access to information on an iPhone linked to last year’s mass shootings in San Bernardino, Calif.

Ted Claypoole is a senior member of Womble Carlyle’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and leads the firm's Privacy and Data Protection Industry Team. He negotiates and prepares data management, business process outsourcing and ecommerce agreements for his clients. Claypoole routinely talks to business and legal associations across the country on data security issues and is a frequent author on the topic.

Orla O’Hannaidh is a technology and licensing attorney whose practice focuses on advising clients in intellectual property and transactional matters.  She also regularly advises companies in advertising, promotions and copyright matters, privacy compliance and data security. 

Mark Schamel focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, government investigations and is based in Womble Carlyle’s Washington, DC office. Schamel has represented clients in high-profile cases, both in the Washington, D.C., and in federal and state courthouses across the country.