With over 18 years of Intellectual Property experience at Frost Brown Todd LLC, Cindy represents her clients in all aspects of IT systems, software and services licensing and acquisition. Her extensive insight into the IP realm has helped her clients by enabling her to find and neutralize the traps that are frequently present in IT agreements and to move the deal along in a manner consistent with the larger goal. Most recent deals have been in the healthcare and financial industries. As healthcare entities are diligently working to enable electronic medical records to achieve “meaningful” use, Cindy helps her clients put in place implementation schedules and incentives and/or penalties that are tied to the EHR incentive deadlines and other relevant regulatory and internal timelines. In the banking industry, clients are always seeking to better automate backend, front-end and internal processes while ensuring data and NPI security and Cindy works with this clients to minimize risk and maximize investment dollars. In addition to healthcare and banking IT work, Cindy’s work extends across all fields of business, including manufacturing and purchasing organizations as well as the QSR food industry. Within the past year, Cindy was involved in the negotiation and roll-out of a private, high-speed internet network in the food-service industry that encompassed over 6,000 locations across the continental United States.
She also manages large IP portfolios for U.S. based and international brands. These brands are registered worldwide and require enforcement in the U.S. and abroad. Cindy works with other firm intellectual property lawyers to manage these portfolios in a cost efficient yet effective manner.
Prior to moving into the Intellectual Property field at Frost Brown Todd, Cindy spent nine years doing mergers and acquisition work, primarily in the banking field. This background in transactional work proves valuable when negotiating and executing larger IT deals.