Allison Prout

Allison K. Prout, Esq.

Attorney

Certified Amazon Web Services Cloud Practitioner

Ms. Prout advises clients across a breadth of information technology matters, focusing heavily on IT contracting and complex technology transactions, privacy program development, and incident response.

On behalf of clients across sectors, Ms. Prout negotiates and manages technology agreements, including licensing deals, web content agreements, website terms, linking agreements and polices, software as a service (SaaS), IaaS and PaaS and other hosting arrangements, and IP and IT transactions involving businesses.  Ms. Prout has a significant amount of experience negotiating cloud computing deals for enterprise purchasers and on behalf of vendor clients, where she advises on due diligence and best practices in cloud computing. 

Ms. Prout works with clients in the education industry to advise on best practices with respect to regulatory and legal compliance obligations, advising on matters pertaining to FERPA, NYS Education Law 2-d and Part 121, and COPPA.  She assists third party vendors in drafting data security and privacy policies and contracts that align with education law obligations and regularly liaises with educational agencies to negotiate on her clients’ behalf

With her incident response experience and regulatory knowledge, Ms. Prout handles technology transactions, including developing agreements and agreement provisions, and advises on matters pertaining to:

  • PCI-DSS certification
  • Data ownership, usage, and transfers;
  • Data-related representations, warranties, indemnities, liability limitations;
  • Cyber and data insurance requirements;
  • Data Integrity and Artificial Intelligence;
  • Data protection and incident response.

In recognition of her years of experience in cloud computing, Ms. Prout is certified as an Amazon Web Services Cloud Practitioner.

Prior to joining Beckage, Ms. Prout served as Corporate Counsel to a technology company that provided cutting-edge services to clients operating in the cloud space, where she focused on information and physical security of data and systems. In this capacity, Ms. Prout advised executive leadership on compliance with data privacy laws and regulations, developing company-wide compliance programs and trainings. Her work afforded her the opportunity to receive a Rising Star- Corporate Counsel Award in 2019.

Select Experience

  • Created and led the legal and contracts department for growing SaaS company
  • Drafted licensing agreements to support go-to-market strategies and partnerships with high-growth technology, SaaS, and professional services companies
  • Routinely liaised with InfoSec and Product teams to support contract negotiations and due diligence efforts
  • Worked with C-suite executives to develop internal compliance programs with a focus on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Developed company processes for FAR, GSA and FedRAMP compliance efforts

Recognitions
& Thought Leadership

The Daily Record & Rochester Business Journal Corporate Counsel Rising Star Honoree, 2019

Legal Associations

New York State Bar Association

International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Member

Present Affiliations

Membership & Admission

New York State

Education

William & Mary Law School, J.D., 2017

University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 2011

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