Macarena López Medel. +56964958755
Head of TMT, Privacy, Cybersecurity & IP Area since 2006 in Estudio Juridico Otero.
Practice areas: Information Technology, TMT, IP, privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, cloud services, software, data center, telecoms, banking services, Fintech, licenses, unfair competition and complex litigation in IT & privacy. Highly experienced in public policy and government relations in matters related to issues affecting IT industries and services, privacy, cybersecurity, cloud, and regulatory industries and copyright matters and software.
With more than twenty years of extensive experience, both nationally and internationally and with clients in the information technology industry (IT); the specialization has been focused on areas that cover the entire spectrum that are linked to new information technologies and digital transformation.
Besides, her expertise includes the entire area of TMT, intellectual property, cloud computer services, privacy, cybersecurity, corporate compliance, e-commerce and consumer protection, Internet, ISP, online game, personal data, public procurement, regulatory industries, unfair competition, IoT, and wide range of expertise and skills in negotiation, consulting and development IT deals and contracts. Also, she specializes in public policy and government relations representing big international IT companies before trade associations and before associations of regulated industries; participating through these institutions in conferences, policymakers, stakeholders, in all those issues that may affect the industry and the digital transformation.
To be successful in the aforementioned, she has worked on knowing and understanding in detail the culture of each client, with whom she has worked or acted on its behalf, throughout these years, whether in matters such as public policy, negotiations, reports, approvals, deals, contracts, etc., dipping herself in the client’s culture or structure to achieve the goals. Her prestige, professionalism and ethical standard are highly recognized in the industry, among her peers, in the academic area and before stakeholders.
During the years 2004-2005 she was a Foreign Associate at Greenberg & Glusker, Los Angeles, California, USA, in charge pf the supervision and management of litigation and negotiation of commercial, and technology operations and Legal Advisor to the Business Software Alliance, a body that groups the main software and technology producing companies and, Legal Manager – Country Manager of Mexico, Costa Rica and Venezuela, in charge of managing relations with governments, policy makers, advocate and development of public policies, regulations and legal compliance.
From 1998 to 2002 she was an Estudio Juridico Otero-Law Firm´s Associate Lawyer, in Chile. Practice areas: litigator, antitrust and telecommunications advisory, administrative, constitutional, health, electrical, public tenders, law and technology areas.
LL.M, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, California. Degree, 2004. Graduated with Honors.
University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. Bachelor of Law and Social Sciences, graduated with Maximum Distinction, ranking 10/236 (generation 1991-1995).Lawyer Title awarded in 1997.
Colegio Compañía de María Apoquindo, Santiago, Chile, 1990.
She has been highlighted by prestigious international ranking as leading lawyer in TMT, IP, Information Technology, Media, Communication Law, as Chambers & Partners Latin America y Chambers Global , Best Lawyers , Latin Lawyer, Legal 500 and Leaders League.
In 2004, she was president of the 2004 LL.M class of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, California, USA. Coordination of activities with Chancellor, Rector, Dean, principals and the honor of give the final speech to an audience of 3,000 people (“Commencement Speech”) representing the LL.M Class of 2004.
Graduate with Honors. Scholarship granted by the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, LL.M. 2003-2004.
President of the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Law and Informatics Association of Chile (ADI 2001-2005). Graduated from Law, within the first top 10 students of the 1995 class of the Faculty of Law of the University of Chile with Letter of Recognition from the Dean of the Faculty.
She was awarded with the “1990 Lestonac Award” for the Ideal Profile of the Student School Compañía de María Apoquindo (the most important award of the senior high school graduate), it represents all the values and ideals of the school in its fullness and is an example for other generations.
Visiting Professor of the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Chile, in Magister of Regulatory Challenges of New Technologies in the Public Administration of the State, on purchases in the public sector and the regulatory framework for it, within the digital transformation of the state, 2019.
Since 2006, Visiting Professor in New Technologies and Intellectual Property of the CEDI of the Faculty of Law of the University of Chile, with participation in Master's programs and in various seminars, workshop, conference, as an exponent in areas of data protection, technology contracts, IT matters in the public and private area, cyber -crime, technology litigation.
Associate Professor of Procedural Law which include courses included teaching about judicial processes and the different instances before the courts of justice and administrative bodies in regulated markets, and the legislative process of creating public policies and laws. In addition, Professor of Intellectual Property and New Technologies, Faculty of Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile (2006-2014).
Research Assistant in Class Actions in the Stock Market, at University of California, Berkeley School of Law, CA, USA (2004-2005).
Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Law, Assistant Professor in Procedural Law (1996-2006) and Assistant of Constitutional Law in the same Faculty of Law (1999).
Spanish and English