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Chirag Patel

Senior Attorney

Chirag Patel is a solution-oriented commercial and technology attorney with experience in e-commerce, data privacy compliance and protection, vendor MSAs and contracts, advertising, consumer protection, class actions, and trade secrets.

Chirag has transactional, compliance, and litigation experience in various technology, cybersecurity, and data privacy matters. He represents clients in a wide range of industries, including e-commerce, technology, healthcare, financial services (traditional and FinTech), cannabis, commercial construction, and hospitality.

He has represented clients in multimillion-dollar contract disputes, including cases involving the implementation of e-commerce (SaaS) solutions; SaaS service disputes; trademark, intellectual property, and licensing disputes; data breach indemnity disputes; and trade secret disputes. He has also acted as lead counsel in a diverse spectrum of commercial and consumer class actions, including claims for data breach and under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and various state laws.

Chirag conducts compliance reviews of contracts, internal policies, and websites for compliance with data privacy and e-commerce laws, including the Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act (ROSCA), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Automatic Renewal Law (CARL), and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations.

Chirag has experience with commercial contract review and transactions. He conducts master contract reviews in various industry settings covering issues such as intellectual property rights, data ownership, and terms of service. He also has full-cycle M&A experience, including conducting privacy and cybersecurity due diligence.

Education

J.D., DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2011
B.B.A., Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 2006, Business Administration

State Bar Licenses

Illinois

Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Wisconsin
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Missouri