Keating Muething & Klekamp Welcomes Stacy A. Cole

The Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) welcomes Stacy A. Cole, CIPP/US, as a partner in the firm’s Business Representation & Transactions Group and a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity & Privacy and Intellectual Property Groups.

“Stacy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm focusing her practice on privacy, cybersecurity, technology, and intellectual property,” said Alan Fershtman, Managing Partner. “We are excited to welcome Stacy to the KMK family and believe these services to be of significant value to our clients.”

Cole has experience in developing privacy compliance programs from start to finish, including: gap and data assessments; coordinating technical consultant services; insurance policy analysis and negotiation; policy crafting; creating vendor management programs; training; and guiding implementation.

Cole regularly handles data incidents, offering service that fully wraps around the incident and includes: implementing and leading the incident response; directing the forensic investigation; coordinating with insurers to maximize coverage; advising as to legal obligations to notify affected consumers, business partners, and regulators; overseeing the notification of third parties; communicating with law enforcement; responding to regulatory inquiries; and providing representation in litigation and enforcement actions arising from the incident.

In addition, Cole advises clients on IP strategy, portfolio management, and vetting, and regularly files and prosecutes federal copyright and trademark registration applications. She has significant experience in drafting license agreements, confidentiality and release agreements, e-commerce agreements, Web site terms and conditions, and privacy policies.

Cole has handled federal and state cases involving trademark, trade dress, copyright, and patent infringement claims, and disputes concerning proprietary information and trade secrets. She has served as lead trial counsel on numerous federal copyright infringement cases, securing favorable—and often profitable—resolutions for clients based on the strong positioning obtained through litigation and discovery strategy.

Cole has resolved numerous trademark registration challenges before the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, including working with consumer survey experts to successfully position a regional client against a major online retailer. She has also successfully pursued dozens of Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy cases to secure the transfer or cancellation of “cybersquatting” domain names.

Cole earned her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, cum laude, in 2005. She earned her B.S. from Butler University, cum laude, in 2002. Cole is admitted to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky.

About Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
The law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally-recognized law firm delivering sophisticated legal solutions to businesses of all sizes—from Fortune 50 corporations to start-up companies. KMK Law has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Enquirer Media since 2012.  Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2022 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, and General Commercial Litigation. KMK Law earned four National Rankings in Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Project Finance Law and Venture Capital Law and 39 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2023 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 130 lawyers and a support staff of 120 employees. Additional information is available at


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