Ice Miller Partner Nick Merker Joins the Board of Advisors of the Illinois Institute of Technology Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center
Ice Miller LLP is pleased to announce that partner Nick Merker has joined the Board of Advisors of the Knapp Entrepreneurship Center for the Illinois Institute of Technology. The Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center offers a wide variety of supportive services for start-up and existing small businesses located in and around the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Nick Merker is a partner and co-chair of Ice Miller’s Data Security and Privacy Practice. He advises clients on complex privacy and data security issues arising from emerging technologies, including, most notably, Internet-based applications. Clients seek Nick’s counsel in all areas where privacy and data security is an issue, including PCI-DSS, the HIPAA Security Rule, online privacy statements, general contract issues, the EU Data Protection Directive and U.S. Safe Harbor, anti-SPAM issues, regulatory enforcement, privacy audits (i.e. GAPP), and data security standards and audits (i.e. NERC, SSAE 16, etc.).
Nick is a former systems, network, and security engineer with hands-on technical experience in both the public and private sector, including an Internet service provider, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and Classified Ventures/Cars.com. Clients routinely seek Nick’s support to provide a nexus between technology and the law or engineers and lawyers.
Nick earned his juris doctorate from Chicago–Kent College of Law where he was a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review. He is admitted to practice in Indiana and Illinois and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in patent matters.
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About the Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center
Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center offers a wide variety of supportive services for start-up and existing small businesses located in and around Illinois Institute of Technology. Innovation drives today’s business. But innovation is only the beginning. The road to commercializing a product idea or revolutionary new service is difficult and filled with obstacles. The Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center is available to help you find resources to overcome these obstacles, and get you on the path to success. Whether you need help developing realistic cash flow projections, finding your break-even point, accessing capital or helping you hire your first employee, turn to the Knapp Center.