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Attorney at Law
USA - Midwest
- District of Columbia, Maryland and Utah.
- Former member of the Foreign Lawyer List in the Brussels Bar and UK Law Society
- Juris Doctor degree with honors in 1981 from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall), where he was editor-in-chief of the California Law Review
- Formerly a partner in the Washington, DC and Brussels offices of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, Mr. Blackmer acts as of-counsel for a number of US Multinationals and advises other standards bodies and industry associations as well as corporations and individual entrepreneurs. Mr. Blackmer has also advised US federal and state agencies and the European Commission on privacy and security issues, and he currently serves as a privacy consultant to the US Social Security Administration. Mr. Blackmer acts as an expert arbitrator in Internet domain name proceedings brought before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. He has been listed in several peer-reviewed directories of information technology counsel, including the current issue of the Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers.
- Mr. Blackmer has practiced information technology law since 1982, working on IT and communications transactions, intellectual property licensing, standards, outsourcing, compliance counseling, and related dispute resolution in most US states and in over 100 countries. Mr. Blackmer’s outstanding reputation in information privacy and security is well known; and he provides management consulting services in those areas, frequently in association with HR Privacy Solutions, the Burton Group, and Jeitosa Group International.
- A frequent speaker and writer on IT law, e-commerce, and privacy, Mr. Blackmer has made presentations on these subjects at numerous industry and professional conferences and at the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, Carnegie-Mellon University, George Washington University, the University of London, the University of Toulouse, the Catholic University of Buenos Aires, the US State Department (Washington, Berlin, Brussels, and Shanghai), the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the International Monetary Fund, the Multilateral Investment Fund, and the Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan.
- Mr. Blackmer currently serves on the board of directors of the International Security, Trust & Privacy Alliance (ISTPA) and the advisory boards of eCenturion and CYVA Research. He is an active participant in the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the Privacy and Computer Crime Committee of the American Bar Association (including a current project on outsourcing risk management), the ID Theft Special Interest Group of the Liberty Alliance, and the ongoing Identity Workshop sponsored by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.