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Keystone gets tech boost with hire of IP and social media specialist

Keystone Law has bolstered its intellectual property and commercial practice with the hire of Suzy Schmitz from Kemp Little.

A technology law specialist, Suzy has over a decade of experience in providing advice on IP-related issues, IT and general commercial disputes, breaches of confidence/misuse of data claims, and brand protection actions. She works with clients ranging from entrepreneurial individuals and tech start-ups to SMEs and multinationals across a wide range of sectors.

“Suzy’s experience will not only enhance the firm's IP and commercial capabilities but, more specifically, its technology offering," said James Knight, Managing Director and Founder of Keystone Law. "Given her wealth of knowledge, we expect her arrival to significantly impact our ability to support our clients."

Suzy frequently provides counsel on specialist topics relating to the digital space and is an authority on social media law, advising on platform terms of service, restrictions on the use of social media data, PR/crisis management, and commercial terms relating to social media marketing services.

Suzy joins the firm having spent over five years at tech specialist firm Kemp Little. Prior to that she was a key associate at international firm Speechly Bircham (now Charles Russell Speechlys).

Suzy said of her appointment, “Technology touches all business and throws up challenging legal issues, particularly in relation to intellectual property. I am delighted to be part of Keystone’s continuing expansion in this space.”

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