Ted Claypoole leads Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP’s IP Transactions and FinTech Teams. Clients call on Ted to help manage, protect and profit from information, and his practice spans all sectors of the information economy. He helps companies design data analytics strategies and comply with relevant laws and contracts. Privacy and cybersecurity are the starting points for client advice on data collected through transactions, online interactions and the Internet of Things, with an emphasis on payments and financial activity.
A former in-house data and technology counsel for Bank of America and for CompuServe, Ted brings deep and practical experience in business and risk management to his work with clients. From global outsourcing agreements to sophisticated technology provided as a service, Ted meets client goals by developing and implementing IP protective contracts. He drafts and negotiates agreements involving software, the internet, data, mobile/remote access, and services. Ted advises both FinTech start-ups and large financial services companies in payment processing, data security, insurance and other matters.
A regular speaker and writer on privacy and security issues, Ted has been selected six times as a presenter for the RSA Data Security Conference in San Francisco. Ted is also the editor of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Heydatadata Blog which covers topics related to data and digital business/law. In addition, he recently authored The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines which was published by the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Prior to that, he co-authored two books from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers titled Privacy in the Age of Big Data and Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? alongside Theresa Payton.