Having worked in the legal field since early 1999, Ms. Beebe has many years of real world legal skills and practical business knowledge. Her formal education is coupled with many years of experience in the private practice legal field working on matters ranging from criminal law to tort litigation (personal injury, product liability, and medical malpractice) and business litigation (contract disputes and financial/securities fraud) to the broad spectrum of duties that is associated with being an Executive Director and In-House/General Counsel for a long existing interactive online forum that relies on user generated content (UGC) as a business model.
Almost by default with duties to clients, Ms. Beebe has honed in on internet law related matters including free speech, defamation, and issues surrounding Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and consequently has been interviewed by sources like ABC Action 15, Bloomberg, Daily Herald, Forbes, New York Post, Search Engine Land and The Boston Globe relating to internet law matters. Ms. Beebe's experience ranges from general and complex civil litigation and all facets of the same to more traditional business roles including departmental and employee management; development and training of policies and procedures, and development and implementation of products and services and advising clients on everyday business issues. Recently Ms. Beebe has even been working with clients through some of the nuances of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CaCPA" or "CCPA") and consulting on the new Sex Trafficking related law called Allow States and Victims to Fight online Sex Trafficking Act ("FOSTA").
Ms. Beebe is member of the Internet Lawyers Leadership Summit group (a highly specialized group of Internet and Technology lawyers from the US and in outside countries including Spain and the UK) and is also a member of the American Bar Association's ("ABA") Forum on Communications Law recently accepting appointment as a Co-Chair of the Digital Communications Committee within the ABA's Forum on Communications Law.
Ms. Beebe has given many presentations on a variety of topics to both large and small groups and she is always working to help educate people, including high-school students, on issues surrounding internet use and repercussions from the same through the firm or through her new company called Smarter Internet Use. "Relatively speaking, the internet is new, and the advice kids get from their parents, or that other advisers give to adults, isn’t always the best. After all, many of us didn’t grow up with the internet so it’s not like many can speak from experience.”
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Ms. Beebe is simply a small town girl, who had a rough upbringing and learned to do without, that just happened to end up in the city when she decided to continue her formal education. "There is a time I didn't think college was even an option, let alone ending up in law school."
She has a soft spot for kitties, otters and baby goats (especially if they are wearing pajamas) and is an avid shoe and coffee mug collector. She is also a self-proclaimed recovering adrenaline junkie – just ask her about driving an Unlimited Light Hydroplane race boat, driving a NASCAR and jumping from a perfectly good airplane.
When Ms. Beebe is not helping her legal clients with their goals she enjoys getting outdoors for pretty much anything including off-roading and also enjoys working out and volunteering – especially with children. Also, having been bullied herself when she was younger, she advocates against bullying and works to help her clients, adults, and youth all make better choices when it comes to what they present and how they interact online.