Cathy Kiselyak Austin
Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath; Chicago
Cathy K. Austin is a partner in the firm's Information Technology and Outsourcing Practice Team and former Vice-Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. She advises businesses, universities and not-for-profit organizations on the full spectrum of U.S. privacy and security laws and regulations (state and federal), as well as on the European Union Data Protection Directive and other foreign laws in cooperation with non-U.S. law firms.
Ms. Austin assists clients in contracting for technology platforms, securing content, outsourcing information services, forming strategic alliances and handling e-commerce, online contracts and other Internet-related issues. She previously served as general counsel for an Internet catalog company and was in-house counsel at Household International.