Laura Goldsmith is a partner in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group and member of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Group and Life Sciences Group. Her practice focuses on matters in technology, intellectual property, privacy and data protection across a range of industries including life sciences, media, entertainment, sports, sports betting, software, professional and financial services, healthcare, retail, fashion and communications.
Laura structures and negotiates complex technology transactions, such as license agreements, joint development agreements, supply, manufacturing or other services agreements, and software-as-a-service agreements. In particular, she regularly represents life science companies in licensing deals, co-commercialization arrangements, research collaborations, strategic acquisitions, and other transactions. She has also developed unique expertise in sports betting technology and rights deals, counseling sports leagues, teams and gaming operators in this rapidly evolving space.
Laura also counsels clients in navigating compliance with international, federal and state laws related to privacy and data protection in the context of transactions, vendor relationships, internal compliance and external-facing policies. She is an editor of and contributor to Proskauer on Privacy blog and contributor to the State Privacy Laws and Financial Privacy chapters of the Proskauer on Privacy treatise published by PLI.
Laura is a member of the Proskauer Women’s Alliance Steering Committee and previously served as its co-chair.
Prior to her legal career, Laura worked as a consultant to global pharmaceutical companies formulating drug development strategy and clinical trial design. She also conducted scientific research in pharmacology and biology at Duke University Medical Center and her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals.
While at Boston University School of Law, Laura served as the Editor-in-Chief for the Review of Banking & Financial Law and interned for Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.