Clients seek out Julie O’Neill because of her practical advice on cutting-edge issues at the intersection of privacy and consumer protection laws. Ms. O’Neill provides clients with practical solutions to compliance challenges around a wide variety of both online and offline privacy issues, including online and offline tracking, interest-based advertising, geo-targeting and other mobile tracking, personalization, and cross-device tracking.
Ms. O’Neill also creates compliance programs for clients’ use of a wide variety of channels for communicating with and marketing to consumers, including email, telephone, text message, and fax both in the U.S. and around the world. She works with clients to develop their social media strategies and to clear their social media content, and she is an editor of Socially Aware (www.mofo.com/sociallyaware), the firm’s award-winning newsletter and blog devoted to the law and business of social media. Recognized as “the key name for regulatory issues” in Advertising and Marketing Law by Legal 500 US 2017, Ms. O’Neill also reviews advertising in both traditional and new media for compliance with applicable laws, including Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act and various FTC rules and guides. In addition, she works with clients to structure, market and implement their sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions in compliance with applicable laws.
As a former FTC staff attorney, Ms. O’Neill regularly defends companies in investigations by the FTC and before data protection authorities around the world. Some of her representative matters include the representation of:
In 2018, Legal 500 US recognized Ms. O’Neill as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in the area of Cyber Law (including data protection and privacy) for the second consecutive year. Legal 500 US has also recognized her in its Advertising and Marketing Law category.
Before attending law school, Ms. O’Neill was a Peace Corps volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa.
In 2019, Legal 500 US recognized Ms. O’Neill as a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of Cyber Law (including data protection and privacy).
In 2018, Legal 500 US recognized Ms. O’Neill as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in the area of Cyber Law (including data protection and privacy) for the second consecutive year.
Legal 500 US has also recognized Ms. O’Neill in its Advertising and Marketing Law category.
California Consumer Privacy Act Resource Center
Clients call on Julie O’Neill when they are looking for practical guidance on a wide variety of privacy and consumer protection issues. She translates thorny legal requirements into actionable advice, and her clients commend her for her “knowledge and creative thinking” (Legal 500)
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