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Shawn C. Helms is co-head of the Firm’s Technology & Outsourcing Practice. Shawn has broad experience in the areas of information technology, outsourcing, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), digital health and telecommunications. He focuses his practice on complex transactions involving technology and intellectual property, including information technology outsourcing (ITO), business process outsourcing (BPO), licensing, cloud computing arrangements (IaaS, SaaS and PaaS), technology maintenance and services, technology development/customization (including iPhone and Android), wireless infrastructure, AI, robotic process automation (RPA), social media issues, strategic alliances, e-commerce, internet of things (IoT), confidentiality, strategic sourcing and data security/privacy. He has considerable experience in blockchain and cryptocurrency matters including NFTs, DAOs, and enterprise blockchain applications. Shawn also regularly works on digital health matters involving wearables, data licensing and strategy issues, AI and mobile applications. He also advises clients on IT and IP diligence, transition services agreements (TSAs) and other technology and intellectual property matters relating to the acquisition or divestiture of businesses. Shawn also has significant experience in advising clients through software audits and related negotiations and settlements, open source software issues and software escrow matters. Shawn has worked with clients in connection with issues utilizing ChatGPT and other generative AI. Read Shawn C. Helms's full bio.
By Alya Sulaiman, Jason Krieser, Lesli Esposito, Shawn Helms and Todd McClelland on Jun 5, 2023
Posted In Consumer Protection/Privacy, DOJ Developments, FTC Developments
A recent announcement by multiple federal agencies has highlighted their intention to enforce their separate regulations against developers, deployers and users of AI systems. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan and officials from the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each...