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Clients rely on her for IP transactions guidance, particularly involving contracts for the commercialization of IP and technology. Orla previously worked for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.
Orla is a technology and licensing attorney whose practice focuses on advising clients in intellectual property and transactional matters. Orla represents a wide range of clients in a variety of transactions, including licensing and collaboration agreements, joint development agreements, supply and distribution agreements, services agreements, sponsorship arrangements, and other strategic commercial agreements. Orla also regularly advises companies in advertising, promotions and copyright matters, privacy compliance and data security.
Before law school, Orla worked for the economic division of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs in Washington D.C. and Dublin, Ireland. Orla gained significant experience in government relations and negotiations. Orla also received a Masters in International Relations while living in Dublin and served as a summer clerk for Justice Paul Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Advertising and Digital Marketing
Intellectual Property Transactions
Cyber and Privacy Law
Summer Associate, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, 2011
Summer Associate, Nexsen Pruet, 2011
Summer Clerk for Justice Paul Newby’s Chambers, Supreme Court of North Carolina, May 2010-July 2010
Attaché, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Section. Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin Ireland, September 2007- September 2008
Research Assistant to Economic, Technology, Information, and Communications Sections, Embassy of Ireland, October 2005- September 2007