Julia (“Julie”) Kadish is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office and a member of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Team. She is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) for CIPP/US, CIPM and CIPT. 

Areas of Practice

Julia helps guide companies on how to lawfully collect, use, and share information.  

She is particularly experienced in helping clients as they create global privacy programs. Her work includes conducting gap assessments, strategizing on remediation plans, and helping implement compliance measures with U.S. and international privacy regulations and standards. She reviews company products and services for privacy implications providing practical advice on legal requirements and specific operational advice for compliance. She drafts online terms and conditions, privacy policies, and advises clients on cross-border data transfers and compliance. She also assists in various types of corporate transactions as a privacy and cybersecurity specialist across digital health, life sciences and healthcare, entertainment and media, professional services, and manufacturing industries. She reviews privacy and cybersecurity disclosures in public company filings and governance documents.

Julia also works with clients on data security matters, advising on proactive measures such as policies, procedures, and incident response plans. She helps companies respond to data breaches from initial response and investigation, to notification and ongoing support in state, federal, and international regulator inquiries.

Julia’s practice also includes drafting and negotiating data use provisions, data security exhibits, data processing agreements, data licenses, software licenses, professional services agreements and other commercial agreements involving technology.

Her background experience includes roles in-house at a technology startup and outside counsel.



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Consumer Finance and Fintech Blog Posts 

Esports and Games: Game Counsel

Privacy Law Blog Posts

FDA Law Update Blog Posts

Healthcare Law Blog

Retail Law Blog

Game Counsel: Gaming and Esports Blog


  • Chapter 3 Digital Health Technologies in Healthcare: the Regulatory Framework and Privacy and Security Considerations

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Cybersecurity for Lawyers: Practical Tips and Reminders” IICLE Data Security for Lawyers: Sensibly Protecting Information in Unusual Times, June 12, 2020
  • Co-Panelist, “Privacy, and Cybersecurity issues in digital media,” University of Notre Dame Law School, April 15, 2020
  • Presenter, “International Data Transfers Under GDPR and Brexit,” IAPP Knowledgenet, March 19, 2020
  • Panelist, “California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA),” Chicago Bar Association - Financial Institutions Committee Meeting, February 12, 2020
  • Co-presenter, “Big Data Use and Licensing: Legal and Practical Strategies to Maximize its Value,” Strafford CLE Webinar (May 3, 2017)



International Association of Privacy Professionals – for CIPP/US, CIPM and CIPT.

Digital Media


J.D., University of Notre Dame, 2015, cum laude

B.S., Indiana University - Bloomington, 2012, with distinction, Honors Notation


  • Illinois
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