Stacy Cole is a partner in the firm's Business Representation & Transactions Group and a member of the firm's Data Privacy & Cybersecurity and Intellectual Property & Technology Groups. Stacy focuses on the efficient and practical resolution that best serves the client’s business interests.

Stacy 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. Stacy is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States and Europe (CIPP/US, CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) through the ANSI-ISO-accredited International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) certification programs.

Stacy 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. Stacy does what it takes to support clients through the entire process.

In addition, Stacy 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.

Stacy 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.

Stacy 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.

Stacy is passionate about giving back, and serves as Vice Chair on Talbert House’s Foundation Board, previously served on Talbert House’s Board of Trustees, and was a founding member and inaugural Chair of the Talbert House Ambassadors. She is also actively involved with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, formerly chairing the Women’s Initiative Professional Series Committee, and has chaired Easterseals Redwood’s Celebration of Abilities event.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association, Cybersecurity and Privacy Committee Secretary

All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property (AOAIOIP), Planning Committee Member

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Cincinnati KnowledgeNet Chapter Co-Chair, 2023-2024

Kentucky Bar Association, Member

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Initiative Professional Series Committee Member and past Chair; former Women’s Initiative Steering Committee member

Talbert House, Foundation Board Vice Chair; former Board of Trustees, Founding Member and Inaugural Chair of Ambassadors Board; Make Camp Possible Committee Member and Past Chair

Easterseals Redwood, Celebration of Abilities Chair

New Haven Elementary School, School Based Decision Making Council Member

Ohio State Bar Association

News & Resources

Speaking Engagements



  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • Federal Court of Claims


J.D., Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, cum laude, 2005

B.S., Butler University, cum laude, 2002

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