Douglas Leite


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Douglas Leite


Douglas Leite is an experienced attorney with 10+ years’ practice in different areas of Law. He joined Licks Attorneys in 2012. As a litigator, he works in complex lawsuits involving regulatory issues for internet-based companies. In intellectual property matters, he represents clients in litigations concerning patent infringement and validity in cases related to telecommunications, the mechanical and pharmaceutical industries. As a consultant, he deals with privacy and cybersecurity issues, technology transfer, IP rights and licensing matters for national and international companies.

+ Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English

+ Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Contracts
  • Licensing & Tecnology
  • Trade Secrets & Regulatory
  • Unfair Competition
  • Regulatory Law
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Cyber Law
  • Data Protection
  • Internet Privacy Law
  • Internet, E-commerce & Software
  • Patents
  • Litigation
  • Copyright & Software
  • Cyber Security & Data Protection
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Regulatory
  • Telecom & Iot
  • Media & Entertainment
+ Representative Cases
  • Represented the first and leading Brazilian insurtech in a lawsuit to secure its operation in 2016/2017. This dispute was the first major case regarding the interrelations of TechLaw and Insurance Law in Brazil;
  • Worked since the beginning in the team that secured the services of a top US-based e-hailing startup in Brazil, in nationwide litigation efforts including multiple defensive and offensive litigation strategies covering internet and transportation regulatory laws and criminal issues, in one of the highest profile legal Brazilian cases in 2015-2016;
  • Was one of the leading attorneys in the first case under the Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights (“Marco Civil”), assisting a major Silicon Valley start-up to have its app returned to the stores after an injunction ordered that the app be shut down in the country;
  • Represented a major European telecommunication infrastructure manufacturer in the patent dispute with the highest potential awards in Brazilian history.

+ Professional Highlights
  • Análise Advocacia – Most Admired – IP (2020);
  • LeadersLeague – Data Protection (2022, 2021);
  • LeadersLeague – Technology (2022);
  • Análise Advocacia 500- ‘most admired’, Brazil (2020);
  • Speaker in events regarding Brazilian Data Protection Law (LGPD);
  • Co-author of the article “Brazil: Decision On The Secret App Applies Internet Bill Of Rights” which Mondaq awarded ‘The Most Popular Article’ for Brazil during October 2015;
  • Teacher in courses regarding intellectual property for business.

+ Representative Experience
+ Affiliations
  • IAPP – International Association of Privacy Professionals;
  • Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section (OAB/RJ);
  • ITechLaw (International Technology Law Association).
+ Education
  • CIPP/E Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe, 2020;
  • Masters in Law (focus of study: Regulatory Law) at Fundação Getulio Vargas do Rio de Janeiro (FGV-Rio), 2019;
  • Bachelor of Law (LL.B), Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, 2007.
+ Publications
  • Smart cities, blockchain e defesa da concorrência: uma análise da aplicação da teoria das essential facilities em redes de blockchain privadas. 2019;
  • Desafios atuais para a tutela do direito fundamental à privacidade: Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados, consentimento e regulação. 2018;
  • A produção normativa do CNJ na regulação das atividades notariais e de registro. Uma análise do Provimento no 74/2018 à luz das boas práticas regulatórias. 2019;
  • Acordos de zero rating e neutralidade de rede. 2017;
  • Sarahah e Secret: notas sobre o anonimato aparente em aplicativos de internet. 2017;
  • Brazil: Decision On The Secret App Applies Internet Bill Of Rights. 2015.
+ Articles