Laura E.  Goldsmith

Laura Goldsmith is a corporate associate 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 that include life sciences, healthcare, retail, professional and financial services, communications, media, Internet, software, fashion, entertainment and sports.

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.

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’s Privacy Law Blog and contributor to the State Privacy Laws and Financial Privacy chapters of the Proskauer on Privacy treatise published by PLI.

Currently, Laura serves as co-chair of the Proskauer Women’s Alliance Steering Committee.

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.