Highlights of Dorothy's experience:
· Developing the royalty-free IP license pools for the cable industry’s cable modem and VoIP technologies,
· Creating the sub-licensing programs for the third party security software used in cable modems and for the use of Java in cable set top boxes,
· Developing procedures for certifying interoperable high speed data modems and advanced digital set-top boxes,
· Mergers and acquisitions of cable systems, including single system transactions, swaps and multi-million dollar MSO acquisitions,
· $67M sale-lease back of communications facilities, and
· Creating an antitrust compliance program that allowed CableLabs to work successfully with cable operators and competing manufacturers, without legal challenge.
Dorothy spent fifteen years as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs), a research and development consortium; four years as Vice President and General Counsel for a diversified cable and long distance telephone company which also operated alternative access and satellite-delivered programming businesses; and six years as a staff attorney for a large cable operator.
Now in private practice, Dorothy’s expertise is available to companies that are looking for top-notch legal advice tailored towards achieving corporate objectives.
Dorothy has served as Adjunct Professor for the University of Colorado School of Law, lecturing on Intellectual Property Law and has spoken nationally on a wide variety of topics relating to antitrust and technology-related legal matters. Publications include contributions to the Antitrust Compliance: Perspectives and Resources for Corporate Counselors (American Bar Association, 2005); co-author of “Architecture for a Retail Set-Top Box for Multimedia Delivery” submission to the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2001; the chapter “The Role Of In-House Counsel” in Judy Whalley, ed., Merger Review Process, (American Bar Association, 1995) and “Benefits and Risks of Patent Pooling for Standard-Setting Organizations,” Antitrust, Summer 2002.
She holds a law degree from the University of Colorado and an undergraduate degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Denver. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Antitrust Section (1992 - present); Vice Chair, Trade Associations Committee (2008 - 2011); Vice Chair, Corporate Counseling Committee (2011 to present) and is admitted to practice in Colorado and Connecticut.