BEHIND DATATECH LAW: ALICIA GILLESKIE
Alicia Gilleskie has been helping organizations in the technology industry innovate for most of the last 20 years, providing transactional and regulatory counsel on leading-edge business models, operations, and relationships. A former partner for one of North Carolina’s largest law firms, she has a vast knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to data and information technologies, and an ability to develop solutions that look forward in this ever-changing industry.
Coordination Across Disciplines
Alicia brings a multi-disciplinary approach to her practice – spanning data privacy and security, data and IP ownership, licensing, commercial contracting and strategic alliances, data and IT governance, and related regulatory frameworks. She believes that lawyers who practice in the technology area bring the most value when their skillsets align with the industry, and not around siloed practice areas. This inspired her to establish a law practice that uniquely positions individual lawyer expertise across the range of disciplines that predominate technology models and operations, as a way to maximize lawyer value and effectiveness.
Client Types and Services
Alicia works with clients of all sizes and structures, both for-profit and not-for-profit. While a large portion of her practice has focused in the health care industry, she brings the same coordinated methodology to her work representing companies in financial services, e-commerce, life sciences, marketing, education, retail, and government sectors.
Alicia is currently Lead Technology Counsel to Duke Health’s Chief Information Officer, providing thought leadership on emerging technologies and strategic information technology transactions, and can work on matters that are not adverse to Duke.
JD, Wake Forest University School of Law, 1999
BA, English and Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995