Kate Nilan is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property, Privacy & Technology practice group, but works with almost every practice group on intellectual property, advertising and privacy issues, as well as with the Government Relations practice group on legislative efforts on behalf of clients.
Kate has worked with a number of technology 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. She works with 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, as well.
Having joined Gray Plant Mooty after serving for two years as a senior advisor to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar in Washington, DC, 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 180-plus attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.