Melissa A. Kern

T 513.651.6898
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Melissa is part of Frost Brown Todd’s Intellectual Property and Data Privacy & Information Security practice groups.  She counsels clients in the areas of copyright law, licensing, privacy, information security, information technology (including SaaS), publishing, electronic contracting, and Internet law. A large portion of her work is focused on drafting and negotiating intellectual property and information technology agreements. In addition to counseling clients on U.S. privacy laws and best practices, Melissa advises U.S. companies caught up in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Directive on how to meet their compliance obligations. Melissa has achieved the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) credential through the International Association or Privacy Professionals.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2015

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

FBT Publications

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Article: Melissa Kern, Privacy Concerns: Federal laws govern how student data must be protected, American School Board Journal, June 2018 (Article in PDF format can be accessed here.)

Article: Melissa Kern, Student Privacy Online: How to Assess and Manage the Risks of Online Educational Services, American School Board Journal, June 2016, at 62.

Seminar Speaker: OSBA Cyberlaw 2016: Technology and the Law Seminar, Ohio School Board Association, March 18, 2016

Seminar Speaker: Cloud Computing: You're already using it, learn how to maximize it, Goering Center for Family and Private Business, September 6, 2012

Seminar Speaker: Ohio Advertising Law Seminar, Lorman Educational Services, December 9, 2004

Presenter: Intellectual Property Considerations in Advertising, Lexington Advertising Club, March 9, 2005

Note: "Paradigm Shifts and Access Controls: An Economic Analysis of the Anticircumvention Provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act," 35 U. Mich. J. L. Ref. 891 (2002)