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:
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.
The Daily Record & Rochester Business Journal Corporate Counsel Rising Star Honoree, 2019
New York State Bar Association
International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Member
New York State
William & Mary Law School, J.D., 2017
University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 2011