Suzanne Gainey practices in both the Commercial & Technology Transactions and Privacy & Data Security groups. Her experience involves a wide-range of technology, intellectual property, and privacy matters, with a focus on transactional work.


Suzanne’s practice is focused on supply chain, licensing, technology and commercial transactional matters, as well as data security and privacy. She has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts, including licensing agreements, outsourcing agreements, cloud services agreements, reseller agreements, referral agreements, and payment processing agreements. Suzanne represents clients across a number of industries, including those in financial services, manufacturing and healthcare.

Before practicing law, Suzanne studied mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois and worked as a technology analyst in the financial services industry. She also has experience analyzing patent portfolios and conducting intellectual property due diligence.



  • North Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Technology Transactions, 2021-2023
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Duke University Alumni Association


Blogs and Resources

Blog Posts



  • "The EU General Data Protection Regulation: A Primer for U.S. Companies," Association of Corporate Counsel Charlotte Chapter, February 2018
  • "The Digital and Privacy Law Revolution: The Impact of Privacy Law and the Cloud on Business," ACC South Carolina Annual Meeting, September 2018


L.L.M., Duke University, cum laude

J.D., Loyola University Chicago, cum laude

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois


  • North Carolina
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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