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Debra has been named a Tech Titan by the San Antonio Business Journal and a VIP Geek by Geekdom. WOAI has called her one of the top Internet and cyber lawyers in the state. She maintains a diverse transactional and litigation practice for emerging companies in the technology and Internet-related industries, and she uses her tech acumen to assist non-tech clients navigate the complex, new-world legal issues presented by emerging technologies.
In connection with her corporate practice, Debra counsels entrepreneurs on start-up ventures, including entity selection and formation, financing, IP protection, and data monetization. For existing and scaling businesses, she assists with compliance and commercial transactions related to e-commerce, data privacy and security, data management and cloud migration, social media, and electronic marketing and e-communication.
I maintain a diverse practice in specialty litigation and general corporate law for technology and Internet-related industries. I help startups and established companies with entity formation; governance and cooperate housekeeping; capital raising and financing; acquiring and protecting intellectual property; software licensing and open source compliance; data security, data privacy, internet, and social media issues; and online business defamation and cyber harassment.
I was named Geekdom’s 2015 VIP Geek, a Tech Flash Rising Start by the San Antonio Business Journal, one of the Best Attorneys in Information Technology by San Antonio Scene Magazine, and a Texas Rising Star by Thomson and Reuters. Prior to my legal career, I was an instructor in the English-Communications department at St. Mary’s University.
Drue Placette is a veteran technologist with 20 years of in-depth experience in the Tech and Startup industry. He has been named a Tech Titan and a 40 under 40 award winner by the Business Journal. His focus has been on hardware development, IoT, Cloud Technologies, Emerging Technologies, IT Strategies, infrastructure deployment, and Technology Startups. In that time, Drue has explored new frontiers and pushed the boundaries of technology as a hands-on engineer and technology researcher capable of spearheading design and engineering for the next generations of technologies that meet today's user demands while simultaneously enabling business agility and growth.