Erin Shea is Senior Counsel at Patrick Law Group and brings more than 21 years of in-house and transactional experience to our team. Erin has extensive experience working with and advising business teams on a wide variety of issues and types of transactions. Having served as in-house counsel for both technology and manufacturing companies, she has drafted and negotiated a broad range of commercial agreements, with a focus on technology contracts.
Prior to joining Patrick Law Group, Erin was General Counsel for Parkmobile, a leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions including the ParkMobile App. As General Counsel, she negotiated a broad range of transactions from municipal contracts to SaaS agreements, participated in incident response matters, and oversaw privacy and compliance initiatives.
She also served as Senior Counsel for Information Technology at WestRock, a leading provider of packaging solutions. As IT Senior Counsel she worked in a fast paced environment acting as the sole attorney supporting WestRock’s global IT team. Erin managed a high volume workload and a broad range of technology transactions including robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, SaaS, PaaS and professional services agreements. She worked closely with the IT security team to create and rollout IT security processes and agreements for vendors company-wide.
In her over 15 years at EarthLink, a provider of internet access, email and data security products, she provided support to nearly all internal teams – from IT Infrastructure to Marketing. She worked with product teams from product infancy to rollout and negotiated advertising, professional services, content, licensing, vendor and supplier agreements, including with outsourced business process and telecommunications providers. She managed privacy and compliance initiatives and was the legal contact for incident response matters.
Erin has worked closely with a range of business leaders and builds strong relationships with her clients. She understands the pressure in-house lawyers face in providing timely and high quality support to demanding internal clients.
Presentations and Articles
- Author, “Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act” JD Supra, July 7, 2020
- Author, “Is Robotic Process Automation Reducing or Increasing your Software Licensing Fees?” JD Supra, April 6, 2020
- Author, “A Few More Thoughts About Improving Our Force Majeure Provisions.” JD Supra, March 26, 2020
Boston College Law School, J.D. (1993)
Boston College, B.A. in Political Science (1990)