2000 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314DIRECTIONS
Princess House Way
Swansea, UK SA1 3LWDIRECTIONS
1016 AB Amsterdam
Block 1, Blanchardstown
Corporate Park, Ballycoolin Rd.
Dublin, Ireland D15 AKK1DIRECTIONS
PRINCIPAL, PRESIDENT, CONSULTANT
Melise has over 20 years’ experience in commercializing and protecting data. She has advised numerous companies in technology and IP law as the founder of Sequel Technology Law, a Washington DC based law firm established in 2009. Previously, Melise served as the head of the Internet and IT-transactions group for the international law firm, McDermott Will & Emery. Her practice routinely involves counseling global companies, particularly in the financial and IT sectors, about data protection and compliance.
After years of counseling clients about data protection and commercialization Melise understood that small and mid-tier businesses required a compliance solution tailored to their unique needs. In Achieved Compliance, Melise seeks to empower companies with an in-house approach to compliance that is easy and cost-effective, and offers the high-quality advice, resources and guidance she provides to her clients.
Melise is a noted authority and speaker on protection of personal data and cybercrime. Oxford University Press published her first book on cybercrime, investigation and litigation in 2015. Her second book on enforcing intellectual property and data rights, was published in April 2017 by Lexis Nexis.
Prior to her tenure at Intel, she served as Vice President for Global Policy at the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP, a pathfinding privacy and information policy think tank located in Washington, D.C. addressing cross-border data flows, emerging technologies, and cyber security issues. She was counsel for the Center for Democracy & Technology; Senior Attorney Advisor for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Department of Commerce; and Senior Analyst for the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment. Paula has extensive experience working on information policy issues in developing countries and with international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and APEC. She is a graduate of John Carroll University and received her law degree from Case Western Reserve University.
PRINCIPAL, LEGAL ADVISOR & IT CONTRACTING
Shawn brings a wealth of practical technology and management experience to Achieved Compliance. He has over 20 years of experience in programming and management with companies such as Wal-Mart, Inc., Dial Corp., WeightWatchers.com, Nike and many others. At Achieved Compliance, Shawn uses his knowledge of web development, cyber security, and data privacy to lead our company’s technology initiatives. In addition to his vast knowledge of business technologies, Shawn also has a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School and has practiced in technology law for many years. Shawn provides our clients with practical and efficient guidance on all matters related to IT contracting and security arrangements.
Marilyn Lamar is an attorney, author, and speaker with more than 20 years of experience in corporate and information technology law including data privacy and security issues, data use agreements for multi-party databases, software development, and cloud computing services. Marilyn helps Achieved Compliance clients navigate the intersection between the GDPR and US laws governing the protection of health-related data.
Marilyn is the current President of the American Health Lawyers Association.
After a clerkship with the Seventh Circuit Court, Marilyn began her private practice career at McDermott Will & Emery LLP where she rose to the position of capital partner. During her tenure, she chaired the Health Law Information Technology practice group and co-chaired its HIPAA practice group. She also represented pharmaceutical, logistics, banking, and other clients in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations, software licensing, and regulatory matters.
Marilyn received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
SENIOR DATA PROTECTION MANAGER; CIPP/E, CIPM
Julian brings over 12 years of global data protection experience and has worked in over a dozen countries within cybersecurity and data privacy. He has supported at the managerial and director levels both in-house and external teams, at companies from 100 to 100,000, in the pharmaceutical, medical device, tech, food, and infrastructure and sustainability industries (some include: EY ,Nestle, AbbVie, Medtronic). A former certified internal auditor, he is CIPP/E and CIPM certified, has served as the IAPP Netherlands Chair, and maintains knowledge of multiple global privacy laws and how to navigate among them.
After graduating with a pre-medical degree spanning across biology, botany, and chemistry, he went on to obtain his MBA. He believes that there is almost always a way to do improve things and to be more efficient, and enjoys making the nuances of data privacy more clear and navigable.
He has helped to create and mature several globally scoped data privacy programs and while concurrently operating as a data protection officer. He has experience establishing and operationalising multiple programmatic elements of data privacy such as: data incidents and breaches, DSRs, privacy by design, M&A due diligence, data protection training and awareness, CPRA, GDPR,HIPAA, clinical privacy, ML and AI, and more.
Michael Sutton brings over 15 years of international experience in creating business strategies and identifying and managing the integration of complex acquisitions and joint ventures to Achieved Compliance. He has led multiple project management teams implementing ERP systems and delivering the GDPR program for a US multinational over the years.
As the lead for the GDPR program development and roll out across the European business, Michael was involved with the following:
PMP, FIP, CONSULTANT
Lanre Oluwatona is a data protection consultant, trainer, and data protection officer with over 25 years’ experience in IT compliance, change and project management and holds the following qualifications:
Lanre is currently the Data Protection Officer (DPO) for two National Hospitals in Dublin, Republic of Ireland and advises the Board of Research Ethics of both hospitals on data protection issues. He is familiar with data protection and privacy laws from multiple jurisdictions including the US (CCPA) Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa.
He previously worked at Hewlett Packard, Dell, the Irish Cancer Society, and the Irish Computer Society where he was responsible for the management and successful delivery of several medium to large-scale compliance and IT projects. During his time at the Irish Computer Society, Lanre designed and developed the European Certified Data Protection Officer training program, one of the leading data protection certification programs in Europe.
Terry Chapman is an IT and cybersecurity executive with over 35 years of experience building, operating and securing IT systems. During his career with the Wolseley PLC group, Terry has been a developer, managed operations teams, built and managed enterprise architecture teams, and created and managed cybersecurity programs. He has deep technical experience in Information Security Architecture, Networking, and Security Operations. He has extensive experience with security, privacy, and compliance Frameworks, such as NIST CSF, NIST 800-171, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS and GDPR.
Terry believes that a risk-based approach is required to create security programs that scale and are adaptable to changing conditions. He has successfully applied this approach with companies that range in size from 10 people to Fortune 100 companies.
Terry holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.
Join our dynamic team of global compliance professionals. Learn more about current openings below.
Please apply via application link with cover letter and detailed resume.
Achieved Compliance Advocacy, Ltd. and its affiliated company Achieved Compliance Solutions LLC provide end-to-end data protection solutions for businesses of all sizes. We help our clients establish accountability-based data governance that responds to the requirements, regulations, and demands of the data-driven market. As part of its suite of services, Achieved Compliance Advocacy represents companies in the EU as an appointed representative to fulfil General Data Protection Regulation requirements.
Achieved Compliance seeks an individual in Spain or Germany to act as a customer service liaison with our clients, conduct client intake, check the completeness of processing records, establish a communications protocol, and aid in responding to initial inquiries of European data protection authorities and data subjects on all issues related to client processing of personal data. As part of these duties you will become familiar with each business, its processing records, and with Achieved Compliance’s proprietary platform, PrivacyMinder®, for maintenance and update of processing records. You will work closely under supervision with one of Achieved Compliance’s consultants or attorneys. This individual will also attend, as needed, meetings on data protection and privacy convened by European institutions, trade associations and policy development organizations and report on same to our clients. Some office administration will be required.
This is an entry-level, part-time position. Training will be provided. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, fluency in English and at least one European language, and an interest in data protection. A law degree is not required. Paralegal experience will be helpful. Applicants should be responsive, self-starting and able to work easily in a professional manner across cultures, time zones, and languages.