Baker McKenzie has added Vincent Schroder as Counsel in its North America International Commercial Practice, bringing more than a decade of experience in information technology law, spanning data privacy, intellectual property and commercial law. He joins the Firm’s growing technology practice, and his extensive data privacy experience will bolster the team’s ability to serve its clients.

Based in Palo Alto, Vincent counsels companies across a range of industries on comprehensive compliance programs and matters concerning the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and US state and federal privacy regulations. He has advised clients regarding online privacy policies, big data, cloud computing, data offshoring, bring-your-own-device scenarios, as well as procedures in the event of a security breach and the international transfer of personally identifiable information.

"Vincent brings extremely valuable US and EU technology law experience during a time when evolving technologies have led to heightened regulation and enforcement around the world. GDPR is a great example," said Michael Santa Maria, Chair of Baker McKenzie's North America International Commercial Practice. "Vincent has a deep understanding of these regulatory changes and their impact on US companies, and our clients will immediately benefit from his expertise. We are thrilled to add him to our team."

Vincent has significant experience handling complex IT projects involving deployment and operation of infrastructure, manufacturing and marketing of electronic devices, design and implementation of innovative content distribution platforms, and the introduction of cutting-edge payment systems. He handles large-scale outsourcing transactions, transition services agreements and a range of manufacturing, service, license and joint venture agreements critical to companies in the technology sector. In addition, he has advised clients on a range of intellectual property matters, including copyright questions, database rights, domain names, trademarks and the protection of trade secrets.

The Firm's North America International Commercial Practice advises multinational companies on legal issues that impact their global business strategies, operating out of a network that spans 47 countries. Ranked by both Chambers and Legal 500, the practice helps clients successfully compete in the world's developed and emerging markets.

"I'm very pleased to join Baker McKenzie's highly regarded team of technology and privacy practitioners," Vincent said. "I look forward to utilizing the Firm's renowned global platform to offer my clients an expanded breadth of services as they respond to data risks and regulatory changes globally."

Vincent is admitted to practice law in California, New York and Germany, and he holds an LL.M. from Stanford University School of Law.

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