Brooks Lindsay

Brooks Lindsay

Brooks is an associate in the firm’s Business, Intellectual Property and Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practices. He earned his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Washington and is focused on business and technology law, transactions, capital formation, and mergers and acquisitions. He has a special emphasis in robotics law (drones, autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence), privacy and data security, and intellectual property.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Brooks spent five years founding and leading an Internet startup and three years helping organizations navigate their public relations and public affairs challenges in Washington, D.C. and Seattle.


GDPR: Is Your Website Compliant?

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, May 2018

DMCA Update: Is Your Website in Compliance?

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, November 2017

Driverless Seattle: How Cities Can Plan for Automated Vehicles

Co-Author, University of Washington Tech Policy Lab, 2017

New FAA Drone Regulations Take Effect August 29, 2016: The New Rules And What They Could Mean For Industry

Co-Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, August 2016

Drone Drain: How the FAA Can Avoid Draining (and Instead Spur) the American Drone Industry by Adding Nuance to its Draft Small UAS Rules

Author, Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, 2015

Draft Autonomous Vehicle Legislation for Washington State

Author, UW Technology Law and Policy Clinic, 2015

Autonomous Vehicle Law Report and Recommendations to the ULC

Author, UW Technology Law and Policy Clinic Report to the Uniform Law Commission, 2015

Autonomous Vehicle Laws – What Can and Should the States Regulate?

Co-Author, UW Technology Law and Policy Clinic Report to the Uniform Law Commission, 2014


Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning - In the Law and In Our Lives

Moderator, 2018 Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Symposium Conference, February 2018

  • Panel: Commercial Data Use, Smart Contracts, and the Programmable Economy 
  • Panel: The Business of AI/ML: Trends in Funding, Startups, and Commercialization

Blue Skies for Drone Law: Understanding the International Legal Horizons for Drones and their Many Uses

Speaker, 2017 Interlaw Americas & Asia Pacific Regional Meeting, April 2017

The Law Surrounding Drone Use at UW

Speaker, 2015 Meeting of the University of Washington Drone Policy Working Group, February 2015

BusinessEmerging Companies & Venture CapitalIntellectual PropertyPrivacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection


Tel: 206.447.4686Fax: 206.749.1979


J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2017

  • Journal of Law Technologies & Arts, Director of Outreach
  • Tech Policy Lab, Hazelton Fellow for Challenge Seattle Autonomous Vehicle Study
  • Technology Law and Policy Clinic, Drone and AV Policy Advisor and Legislative Drafter
  • Moot Court Honor Board, VP Alumni Relations
  • VIS International Commercial Arbitration Team
  • 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition, Best Brief Winner

M.B.A., University of Washington, Foster School of Business, 2017

  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Foster Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

B.S., Georgetown University, 2006

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2017


Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Associate, 2017-Present
  • Summer Associate, 2016

Amazon, Legal Intern, 2015-2016

Intellectual Ventures, Legal Intern, 2015

Seattle City Attorney’s Office, Labor and Employment Section, Intern, 2014

Nyhus Communications, Public Affairs Account Executive, 2013

World Bank Group, Editor and Social Media Strategist, 2012-2013

Jay Inslee for Washington, New Media Coordinator, 2011-2012

Office of Congressman Adam Smith, Intern, 2011, Founder and CEO, 2006-2011


Spanish, proficient

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