Directory Page Title"Early in my second semester of 1L, I met with Professor Warren to discuss pursuing one of the school's several international summer work externships. She quickly identified the opportunity with an environmental and civil rights NGO in Argentina as a strong fit, given my Spanish-language fluency and prior experience living and working abroad. I knew that the chance to live and work in a country I'd long dreamed of visiting was one I could not turn down. Fast-forward several years through a first stint at Big Law, a federal clerkship, and then a return to Big Law, and it was this externship in Argentina that helped distinguish me from the other associates at my firm vying for the chance to join the team that develops strategy and manages litigation for a client's major Argentine operations - a role that has taken me back to Argentina on multiple occasions. Without Professor Warren and my William & Mary education, I would not have been as competitive of a candidate.

Kate Paine (2011)

Associate, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

About

In addition to defending clients against privacy class actions throughout the United States, much of Kate's practice now consists of advising U.S. and international companies on compliance with international privacy regulations, such as the GDPR, PIPEDA, and the LGPD.In the past few years, Kate obtained her CIPP/E and CIPP/C certifications, which means that she is certified as a privacy professional in European and Canadian privacy law.

Kate also helps manage litigation and develop litigation strategies for a global client's product-manufacturing and sales operations in South America. She is registered with the U.S. Department of State's network of pro bono attorneys willing to assist foreign parents obtain the return of (or in some cases, access to) their children who are being retained in the United Statutes in violation of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction and has successfully resolved multiple cases.

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"Early in my second semester of 1L, I met with Professor Warren to discuss pursuing one of the school's several international summer work externships. She quickly identified the opportunity with an environmental and civil rights NGO in Argentina as a strong fit, given my Spanish-language fluency and prior experience living and working abroad. I knew that the chance to live and work in a country I'd long dreamed of visiting was one I could not turn down. Fast-forward several years through a first stint at Big Law, a federal clerkship, and then a return to Big Law, and it was this externship in Argentina that helped distinguish me from the other associates at my firm vying for the chance to join the team that develops strategy and manages litigation for a client's major Argentine operations - a role that has taken me back to Argentina on multiple occasions. Without Professor Warren and my William & Mary education, I would not have been as competitive of a candidate.