Clare Sellars joined Ropes & Gray as counsel in the firm’s intellectual property transactions group in June 2016. Clare focuses her practice on a broad range of data protection and privacy, IT, intellectual property and general commercial matters, with a particular emphasis on data protection and privacy issues. Clare advises on a wide range of data protection matters, including data sharing, international data transfers, data audits and general data protection compliance. She also provides advice on outsourcing and IT services agreements, intellectual property assignments and licenses and general commercial contracts.
Clare has acted for a wide variety of both national and international clients in various sectors including insurance industry bodies, technology and software development companies and providers of hotel and restaurant services. Clare also has experience in the healthcare, automotive and music sectors.
Prior to joining the firm, Clare worked in the intellectual property, media and technology departments of a magic circle law firm and another international law firm. She also spent five years as a partner in the commercial team at a top 45 UK law firm and most recently acted as interim head of privacy for a FTSE 100 hospitality company.