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Nicholas M. Hasenfus

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Nicholas M. Hasenfus is an associate with Holland & Knight in Boston and concentrates his practice on intellectual property (IP) licensing, transportation, data privacy and security, and information technology (IT). His practice includes the resolution of disputes over IP rights through alternative dispute resolution channels in addition to litigation. Mr. Hasenfus drafts and negotiates agreements and advises clients on a wide range of IP and IT matters, including software development and licensing, cloud computing, master services agreements and revenue-sharing agreements across industries and technologies, including financial services, transportation and energy. He also has significant experience drafting online terms of use and privacy policies. Mr. Hasenfus’s experience includes performing IP diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions. He also develops and manages procurements for business-procuring software and technology, including preparing contract terms, technical specifications and evaluation procedures. Mr. Hasenfus advises clients on best practices in data privacy and information security, including policies related to data security, privacy and acceptable use. He trains clients’ employees on best practices and has experience with data breach security and preparedness and data breach response, including assisting with internal investigations and implementing subsequent mitigation efforts. Mr. Hasenfus advises clients on U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Transit Administration regulations, as well as local and state procurement laws and regulations. His procurement experience includes software development and licensing, fare payment, advertising technology, public/private partnerships, management outsourcing, and operations and maintenance. He also advises businesses participating in the procurement process, including reviewing the client’s risk based on the procurement documents, preparing questions and clarifications to submit to the procurement authority, developing and managing evaluation procedures, and revising contract terms related to the procurement. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Hasenfus was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He currently volunteers as a mentor to veterans participating in treatment at the Boston Veterans Treatment Court and actively provides pro bono representation to service members, veterans and their families with the unique legal challenges they face before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and with state law issues. Mr. Hasenfus serves on the Legal Services Corporation’s Veterans Task Force, serves in the firm’s Hiring Committee for the Boston office, and is Pro Bono chair of the firm’s Veterans Group. Previously, Mr. Hasenfus clerked for Hon. Joseph A. Trainor of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. He received his B.A. in philosophy summa cum laude from Bridgewater State University and his J.D. summa cum laude from Suffolk University Law School.