Holly K. Towle is a partner with K&L Gates LLP, an international law firm. Ms. Towle's practice focuses on payment systems, privacy and data security, electronic business issues such as e-contracting structures for consumers customers and for business processes, and software licensing and other issues relating to information assets as distinguishable from “goods” or “services”. She is the author of two treatises, The Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions (2003-2012 A.S. Pratt & Sons), an information rich treatise explaining the legal landscape of commercial law when electronics or electronic settings are used, and also of Data Privacy, Protection, and Security Law (2012 A.S. Pratt & Sons).
Ms. Towle counsels national and international businesses, merchants, financial institutions, non-profits and educational institutions, including licensors and licensees, on a wide variety of issues regarding developments in and compliance with laws regarding Internet and e-commerce, including payment system and consumer regulatory compliance. She also identifies and analyzes for litigation counsel, "information economy" issues for use in defending or maintaining litigation. Ms. Towle is a member of the American Law Institute; is listed among the top 25 Information Technology lawyers in the Best of the Best USA ; and is included in the Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers, in An International Who's Who of E-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers and, for more than 15 years in the Financial Institutions Law and the Information Technology sections of The Best Lawyers in America.
Ms. Towle speaks and is published nationally and internationally. For almost a decade, she commented on behalf of trade organizations or other clients on proposed state and federal legislation regarding computer information transactions, electronic commerce, software licensing, proposed revisions to UCC Article 2 and consumer protection rules, and continues to assess new legislative proposals for clients. Additionally, Ms. Towle serves as chair of the E-Commerce Payment Committee of the Science and Technology Section of the American Bar Association, as well as chair of the Law of Commerce in Cyberspace, a committee of the Business Section of the Washington State Bar Association.
Mobile Payments: Do Merchants Have the Hot Potato?
SciTech Lawyer, Vol. 9, No. 3
Articles Winter/Spring 2013
Social Gaming - An Evolving Industry
European Gaming Lawyer
Articles Autumn 2012
Mobile Commerce Faces Increased Privacy Scrutiny - How the diversity of laws in the United States affects the app market CRi: A Journal of Information Law and Technology, 72-78
Articles June 2012
Privacy Policies of Mobile Apps Falling Under Increased Scrutiny by State and Federal Regulators Technology Transactions and Data Protection and Telecom, Media and Technology Alert Alerts/Updates
March 15, 2012
Regulators Issue Warnings to Mobile Application Developers-- Clearer Privacy Disclosures Are Called For
Technology Transactions and Data Protection Alert Alerts/Updates
March 7, 2012
Data Privacy, Protection, and Security Law
published by A.S. Pratt & Sons
Commercial Transactions and Outsourcing
Consumer Financial Services Cyber Law and Cybersecurity Depository Institutions Interactive Entertainment
IP Procurement and Portfolio Management
Privacy, Data Protection and Information Management
Telecom, Media and Technology
J.D., University of Washington School of Law, Law Review
A.B., Whitman College
Bar of Washington