Lisa Casey Spaniel: Lawyer with Blank Rome LLP

Lisa Casey Spaniel

Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright
  • Intellectual Property Audit
  • IP Litigation
  • IP Licensing & Contracts
  • Patent
  • Trademark
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Software
  • Cybersecurity
  • Entertainment & New Media
  • Gaming
University Pennsylvania State University, B.A.
Law SchoolTemple University Beasley School of Law, J.D.
Admitted2000, Pennsylvania and New Jersey

International Trademark Association
Promotional Marketing Association
American Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association



Lisa Casey Spaniel concentrates her legal practice in intellectual property matters, namely software and technology licensing, outsourcing and supply agreements, business agreements and transactions for technology businesses, data aggregation and privacy issues, web site development and related marketing, and promotions law. She counsels clients on matters relating to:

•software, technology, copyright, patent, trademark and other intellectual property licenses and agreements, including development, design implementation, integration, hosting, software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and other cloud-related agreements, as well as underpinning maintenance and support, service level, disaster recovery and source code escrow agreements

•outsourcing, OEM, VAR, resale, private-label, supply, manufacturing, fulfillment and other sourcing and distribution agreements and models

•bio and nano technology and other life sciences agreements, including licenses, joint venture agreements and technology transfer agreements

•web site and App development and maximization, including targeted and behavioral advertising, collection and use of user generated content, as well as development, design and hosting agreements

•collection, use, licensing and sale of aggregate and personally identifiable information, including data supply and license agreements, as well as related security and privacy issues

•acquisition and sale of public and private entities with respect to intellectual property and other intangible assets

•creation, administration and registration and bonding of sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions, including rule preparation, liability releases, review of advertising and marketing materials and response to regulatory inquiries

•privacy issues ranging from compliance with European and other worldwide privacy regulations to children's privacy issues

Before joining BlankRome, Ms. Casey Spaniel served as a summer law clerk to The Honorable Robert S. Gawthrop,III,U.S.District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Community Service & Affiliations

Ms. Casey Spaniel is a member of the Cornerstone Society of the Pennsylvania Ballet and volunteers with Philadelphia VIP (Volunteer with the Indigent Program). Ms. Casey Spaniel is an associate member of the International Trademark Association and a member of the Promotional Marketing Association - Sweepstakes Law Committee.


Anatomy of a Business[Event]
Blank Rome LLP
Marvin Comisky Conference Center
One Logan Square - 130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia PA 19103

April 26, 2012
Alan L. Zeiger, Cory G. Jacobs and Lisa Casey Spaniel

Anatomy of a Software License[Event]
Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE Program
Wanamaker Building, Philadelphia, PA
December 5, 2011
Lisa Casey Spaniel

Data Mining, Free Speech & Pharmaceutical Marketing: Key Lessons from the Supreme Court's Decision inSorrell v. IMS Health[Event]
MassBio Seminar
Cambridge, MA
October 13, 2011
Lisa Casey Spaniel and William R. Cruse

6th Annual Emerging Issues for In-House Counsel[Event]

The Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friday, October 29, 2010

Grand Hyatt New York

November 12, 2010
Jerry D. Bernstein, Kevin J. Bruno, Lisa Casey Spaniel, Scott F. Cooper, Anthony B. Haller, Seth J. Lapidow, et al.

SLA Webinar: Setting Expectations in SaaS[Event]
June 24, 2010
Daniel E. Rhynhart and Lisa Casey Spaniel


New California Website Privacy Policy Regulations: The Do Not Track Law[Alert]
December 18, 2013
Jennifer J. Daniels, Lisa Casey Spaniel and Shaun J. Bockert

US Supreme Court Invalidates Vermont's Prescription Restraint Law[Alert]
Life Sciences Update
June 2011 (No. 1)
Lisa Casey Spaniel, William R. Cruse, Jennifer J. Daniels and Jeremy A. Rist

US Supreme Court Invalidates Vermont's Prescription Restraint Law[Alert]
Intellectual Property & Technology Update
June 2011 (No. 4)
Lisa Casey Spaniel, William R. Cruse, Jennifer J. Daniels and Jeremy A. Rist

Pineda v. Williams-Sonoma[Alert]
Client Alert
February 2011
Dennis M.P. Ehling, Lisa Casey Spaniel and Jennifer J. Daniels

Navigating the Legal Minefield of Prize Promotions[Alert]
Intellectual Property and Technology Update
August 2010 (No. 2)
Lisa Casey Spaniel and Dennis M.P. Ehling


Blank Rome Elects Ten New Partners to the Firm[Press Release]
December 15, 2010
Lisa Casey Spaniel, Brian Wm. Higgins, Adam E. Laver, Evan H. Lechtman, Thomas J. Poulin, Elaine D. Solomon, et al.


Blank Rome's Trademark Practice Recognized for Most Filings in 2013[Ranking]
January 2014
Timothy D. Pecsenye, David M. Perry, Susan B. Flohr, Dennis P. McCooe, Lisa Casey Spaniel, Megan E. Spitz, et al.

Blank Rome's Trademark Practice Recognized for Most Filings in 2011[Ranking]
January 12, 2012
Zachary A. Aria, Jamie L. Bertha, Kenneth L. Bressler, Steven L. Caponi, Lisa Casey Spaniel, Joel L. Dion, et al.

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters; Negotiated multi-year, multi-service transaction to outsource crucial business functions on an international basis, which included an underpinning software platform and dedicated personnel in numerous countries, between two respective industry giants, navigating complex issues related to compliance with local laws and business continuity plans. Drafted and negotiated supply-chain agreements to expand the market for a benchmark kitchenware company, starting with brand licensing and building through manufacturing, supply, marketing and distribution, fulfillment and customer service agreements, including agreements with vendors in China and worldwide. Assisted international finance company with a $100M+ massive multi-year, worldwide software initiative. Negotiated agreements, amendments and statements of work with multiple vendors for development, implementation and integration of the backend, middleware and front-end systems, as well as migration of legacy data to newly developed data warehouse. Assisted with evaluation of project development methodologies and strategies for source code escrow and options to purchase software. Negotiated purchase agreement and oversaw intellectual property aspects in the $200M sale of a leading provider of network performance management and service delivery management solutions to a formidable IT management software company. Drafted license agreements for software that is arguably the underpinning of much of today's modern computing, while navigating complex bankruptcy and litigation issues based on prior agreements. Worked with multinational pharmaceutical company to certify nearly 30 operating companies to the Safe Harbor to comply with the EU Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of personal data. Created policies, rules, FAQs and other user documentation for user-generated gaming web site with 42 million monthly unique visitors. Launched sweepstakes with prizes including a party with a celebrity chef and negotiated issues with regulators after bankruptcy of sponsor. Cases and Deals; MacAulay-Brown Acquires Assets Relating to Secure Computing & Communications Division of Luna Innovations [Deal]; March 1, 2013; Michael J. Medveckus, Timothy A. French, Lisa Casey Spaniel and Shaun J. Bockert; MacAulay-Brown, Inc. in its acquisition of the intellectual property and other assets relating to the Secured Computing & Communications division of Luna Innovations Incorporated; PMC Group In Its Acquisition of An Arkema Business [Deal]; October 1, 2012; Alan L. Zeiger, Michael J. Medveckus, Arthur Bachman, Julie E. Reid, Joseph T. Gulant, Lisa Casey Spaniel, et al. PMC Group in its acquisition of Arkema's global organotin and organophosphine-based polymer stabilizers, catalysts and fine chemicals business in the Americas and Europe. General Cable Corporation Acquires North American Portion of Alcan Cable [Deal]; September 4, 2012; Alan H. Lieblich, Timothy A. French, Linsey B. Bozzelli, Lisa Casey Spaniel and Joseph T. Gulant; General Cable Corporation in its acquisition of the North American portion of Alcan Cable for $151 million; SDI Health LLC Acquired by IMS Health [Deal]; October 31, 2011; Lisa Casey Spaniel, Richard J. McMahon and Cory G. Jacobs; SDI Health LLC in its acquisition by IMS Health. Xcel Brands Acquires Isaac Mizrahi Apparel Brand for $35.1M [Deal]; September 29, 2011; Brad L. Shiffman, Peter Schnur, Robert J. Mittman, Kathleen A. Cunningham, Scott R. Smith and Lisa Casey Spaniel; Xcel Brands, Inc. in the $31.5 million acquisition of the Isaac Mizrahi designer apparel brand. United Continental Holdings, et al. Negotiates and Executes Co-Brand Agreement with Chase Bank [Deal]; June 2011; Pamela E. Flaherty, Jeffrey N. Siegel, David M. Perry, Megan E. Spitz, Stephen E. Gross, Lisa Casey Spaniel, et al. United Continental Holdings, Inc., United Air Lines, Inc., Continental Airlines, Inc., and Mileage Plus Holdings, LLC in connection with the negotiation and execution of an Amended and Restated Co-Branded Card Marketing Services Agreement with Chase Bank USA, N.A. iCAD Acquires Electronic Brachytherapy Systems Maker [Deal]; December 30, 2010; Jennifer J. Daniels, Ethan M. Seer, Barry H. Genkin, Steven Dubow, Lisa Casey Spaniel, Howard M. Knee, et al. iCAD in its $13 million acquisition of Xoft. Affiliate of SunGard Data Systems Acquires Interest of Fox River Execution Technology [Deal]; July 19, 2010; Kipp B. Cohen, Lisa Casey Spaniel, Cory G. Jacobs and Megan E. Spitz; An affiliate of SunGard Data Systems, Inc. in the acquisition of all of the membership interests of Fox River Execution Technology, LLC for an undisclosed amount. NetQos Acquired by CA, Inc. for $200 Million [Deal]; November 19, 2009; Richard J. McMahon, Lisa Casey Spaniel, Louis M. Rappaport, Joseph T. Gulant and Megan E. Spitz; NetQos in its sale to CA, Inc. for $200 million. Venture Capital Investment for Core Solutions, Inc., a Healthcare IT Provider [Deal]; December 2008; Lisa Casey Spaniel; Core Solutions, Inc., a healthcare information technology provider, with respect to its Series A venture financing provided by Emerald Stage2 Ventures and Trestle Ventures. Blank Rome Represents Leading Provider of Healthcare Data Products and Analytic Services [Deal]; July 2008; Kevin J. Baum, Lisa Casey Spaniel and Cory G. Jacobs; SDI Health LLC, its internal reorganization and acquisition of Verispan, L.L.C. in July 2008. EdisonLearning, Inc. Acquires Provost Systems, Inc. [Deal]; June 18, 2008; Richard J. McMahon, Daniel R. Blickman, David M. Perry, Linsey B. Bozzelli and Lisa Casey Spaniel; EdisonLearning, Inc., acquires Provost Systems, Inc., for undisclosed terms. Strategic Investment for Innovative Clean Tech, Energy Efficiency Company from Bank of America [Deal]; June 6, 2008; Lisa Casey Spaniel; Field Diagnostic Services, Inc. (FDSI), a clean technology, energy efficiency company, in connection with strategic investment from Bank of America. NCO Group to Acquire Outsourcing Solutions for $325 Million [Deal]; February 29, 2008; Francis E. Dehel, Melissa Palat Murawsky, Margaret Anne Hill, Arthur Bachman, Barry L. Klein, Cory G. Jacobs, et al. NCO Group, Inc., in its definitive agreement to acquire Outsourcing Solutions Inc., for $325 million.
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Lisa Casey Spaniel

18th & Cherry Streets
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-6998


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