Kate Nilan Uding is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property, Privacy & Technology practice group, but works with almost every practice group on intellectual property, licensing arrangements, advertising, and data privacy and security issues, as well as with the Government Relations practice group on legislative efforts on behalf of clients. Kate represents and advises corporate clients on compliance with various regulatory, statutory, and government-related issues, analyzing the potential impact on business development or business practices.
Kate has worked with a number of technology, health care, medical device, educational, and franchise clients on various aspects of licensing and intellectual property issues, as well as data privacy reviews and audits. She specializes in working with clients—from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies—to draft, negotiate, and execute technology, software, licensing, and general corporate agreements. Kate also works closely with clients to develop form agreements to efficiently operate their businesses and their software platforms. Kate has also worked with a number of health care and educational clients on drafting and negotiating complex software, trademark, and patent licensing agreements. Kate advises clients on compliance with advertising and data privacy laws, from reviewing an upcoming advertising and promotion to drafting official rules for a promotion to working on complex updates to internal and external data privacy policies.
Having joined Gray Plant Mooty after serving for two years as a senior advisor in the U.S. Senate, Kate also works with clients navigating regulatory issues, government investigations and local lobbying of city councils and state government. She is well-versed in legislative drafting, as well as working with local officials to help businesses continue to thrive.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.