Bunny also works with numerous not-for-profit and good works organizations. For 14 years Bunny has worked with MAGFest, the Music and Gaming festival, primarily as their Department Head of Consoles and more recently as their General Counsel and Secretary of the Board. During the winter months Bunny is the Director of Ski and Board Instruction for Blizzard Ski and Snowboard School, which she has been a part of for 28 years. Blizzard takes kids from the city of Chicago skiing in Wisconsin every Saturday, which brings new talent to the sport and introduces more kids to the snow activities.
Bunny Smith joined Foundry in 2017 bringing five years of experience in corporate and privacy law with a strong underpinning in compliance. Bunny has worked for large electronics manufacturing, ISP, e-tail, and non-profit clients. In 2017 Bunny was the recipient of the Top General Counsel award as given by First Chair for her work with Other World Computing (OWC).
While being a corporate generalist, the crux of Bunny’s practice is her data privacy and cybersecurity work. In managing all aspects of a company’s legal needs, she has drafted numerous partnership, seller, NDA, and HR agreements. She has also negotiated a wide range of vendor agreements and independent contractor agreements to ensure that clients achieve the best outcomes for the time and money spent bringing projects to fruition. At all times Bunny maintains a forward look at how data moves through an organization and how regulatory bodies, both in the US and internationally, strive to ensure the safety and security of that data. She understands encryption and the basics of some of the more prominent programming languages, and is as comfortable speaking with business people as SysAdmins and inhabitants of a NOC.
Prior to joining the firm, Bunny was the General Counsel for Other World Computing where she handled all of the business and compliance needs including mergers and acquisitions, HR matters, partnership agreements, and compliance with regulations such as PCI-DSS, GDPR, HIPAA, and other regulations imposed by governmental organizations.
Bunny Holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver where she was senior editor of the International Law Review. She was also president of the Native American Law Students Association, where she volunteered to bring legal services to underserved native American communities. (This also ensured she could ski and snowboard during breaks!) Bunny also holds a BS in international law from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, and a Matrise from Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute of Paris. She has passed her State Department Certifications in both French and Arabic languages and holds a separate business French certificate from the French Chamber of Commerce.