Leslie A. Gallacher

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Leslie A.Gallacher
Of Counsel
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6779

Technology

Leslie is an expert at solving client issues in technology law on a global scale. Companies and clients have benefited from her advice, education and training across all aspects of technology law, but particularly in the areas of: 

  • U.S. and international regulatory and compliance issues regarding:

Privacy and data security
Consumer protection laws
EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and GAP Analysis
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
Licensing
E-commerce
Intellectual property 

  • Drafting and negotiating technology agreements for:

Software licensing
Maintenance licensing
Cloud licensing
SaaS licensing
Professional service licensing
Inbound and outbound data licensing

Clients also benefit from Leslie’s advice regarding technology product development lifecycles.

Transactional and Mergers and Acquisitions

Leslie excels in operations and business development and has advised on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, establishing international banking relationships, corporate structuring and tax strategies. She has managed the opening of foreign markets and offices in:

Australia Japan Portugal
Austria, Belgium Kazakhstan Russia
Canada Korea Singapore
China and Taiwan Malaysia Spain
France Mexico and Columbia Sweden
Germany Netherlands Switzerland
Hong Kong New Zealand U.K. and Ireland
Italy Norway Ukraine


Direct Sales

Leslie is a preeminent attorney in the direct sales and multi-level marketing industry, representing both start-ups and established companies. She is highly-experienced in the areas of:

  • Compensation plans
  • Distributor compliance
  • Product registration
  • Health claims
  • Structure and function claims
  • Customs and import compliance
  • Tax and entity structuring
  • International expansion

Leslie has represented clients in arbitration and mediation with courts and governmental authorities in Belgium, Italy and Switzerland in matters of consumer protection laws, novel food laws, distributor terminations and cross-company recruiting.

General Corporate

As general counsel for a major global direct selling company, Leslie oversaw and enforced:

  • Technology software licensing agreements
  • Data privacy
  • Corporate governance
  • Global distributor policy and procedures
  • Trademark protection
  • Intellectual property strategy
  • Labor and employment policies
  • Vendor and licensing agreements
  • Litigation management
  • Charitable partnerships

Leslie previously maintained a private practice, representing multiple technology companies, health and wellness companies, acting as strategic advisor and assisting with company growth strategies, international expansion and global compliance.

Industries

Practice Areas

Accomplishments

Academic

Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., 2000)

Brigham Young University (B.A., Political Science, 1997)


Professional

Women in International Business speaker

Direct Selling Association’s Annual Meeting speaker on compliance and distributor issues

Stevie Award 2015


Associations

Professional

Direct Selling Association’s Lawyer’s Council

Direct Selling Association’s International Council

Direct Selling Association’s Government Relations Committee

American Bar Association

Utah State Bar Association

Utah County Bar Association

Women Lawyers of Utah

Association of Corporate Counsel

United Natural Products Association


Education

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School

Licensed/Admitted

Utah