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Brooks focuses on business and technology law, transactions, capital formation and mergers and acquisitions.

Brooks earned his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Washington and 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.

News & Insights

News & Insights

Publications

“GDPR: Is Your Website Compliant?” Foster Pepper News Alert, May 2018

“DMCA Update: Is Your Website in Compliance?” Foster Pepper News Alert, November 2017

Driverless Seattle: How Cities Can Plan for Automated Vehicles,” 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,” 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,” Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, 2015

“Draft Autonomous Vehicle Legislation for Washington State,” UW Technology Law and Policy Clinic, 2015

“Autonomous Vehicle Law Report and Recommendations to the ULC,” UW Technology Law and Policy Clinic Report to the Uniform Law Commission, 2015

“Autonomous Vehicle Laws – What Can and Should the States Regulate?” UW Technology Law and Policy Clinic Report to the Uniform Law Commission, 2014

Presentations

“Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning – In the Law and in Our Lives,” 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,” 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

Admissions

  • Washington, 2017

Education

  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2017
    • Journal of Law, Technology & 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

Languages

  • Spanish, proficient
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