Scott Blackmer

Scott Blackmer
FLI Management Partners
Attorney at Law
First Law International sprl
USA - Midwest
Telephone: 
(+1) 801 953 3858

Curriculum Vitae

Bar Membership: 
  • District of Columbia
  • Utah
  • Formerly a registered foreign lawyer in the Law Society of England and Wales and the French Order of the Brussels Bar
Education: 
  • University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law), JD with honors 1981 (Editor-in-chief, California Law Review)
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, BA with honors 1975
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah (1970-73)
  • Université de Grenoble, France (1972)
Areas of Expertise: 
  • Intellectual property (with a focus on software patent and copyright licensing, technology transfers, trademark and domain names)
  • Privacy and information security
  • International transactions and multijurisdictional compliance with laws protecting consumers, employees, distributors, franchisees, or investors
  • E-commerce, online financial services, private investment offerings, outsourcing, cloud computing, software as a service, IT standards
Languages: 

Scott has worked on transactions and licensing, compliance issues, litigation, and arbitration matters in over 100 countries. He speaks English and French and has a working knowledge of Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, and Portuguese.

Achievements: 

Scott Blackmer has practiced information technology law since 1982. Scott has been listed in several peer-reviewed directories of prominent IT lawyers, including the Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers.

Formerly a partner in the Washington, DC and Brussels offices of the firm now known as WilmerHale, Scott is a founding partner of InformationLawGroup.  Licensed in Washington, DC and Utah, Scott is currently based in Salt Lake City and works with a view of the mountains.

A frequent speaker and writer on IT law and information privacy and security issues, as well as online financial and investment services, Scott has made presentations or taught seminars 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.

Scott acts as general counsel to the Trusted Computing Group and XDI.org, and he counsels other industry associations as well as corporations and individual entrepreneurs. He has advised US federal and state agencies and the European Commission on privacy and security issues. Scott also arbitrates Internet domain name disputes brought before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. 

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association: Information Security Committee; Privacy and Computer Crime Committee
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)