Corinne A. Militello

Tel 215.864.8155
Fax 215.864.8999

Corinne Militello advises on trademarks and copyrights, advertising, and internet issues, as well as on privacy and data security matters relating to the collection, use, sharing, and safeguarding of data, including information of consumers, patients, and employees.

Corinne advises on all aspects of brand protection—from trademark clearance through registration and enforcement, domain name strategy and protection, and license and settlement agreements. She advises both creators and users of copyrightable works on copyright ownership, registration, enforcement, licensing, and related contract negotiation and drafting. She also counsels clients on conducting IP audits and due diligence investigations, and has represented clients in copyright litigation matters.

Corinne's privacy and data security practice is focused on managing risks by developing privacy policies and procedures and establishing training and compliance programs. She advises on regulatory inquiries and investigations as well as breach investigations and response. Her work in this area spans a variety of industry sectors, with emphasis on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). She also counsels clients on preparing and implementing privacy policies and data-sharing agreements, and has assisted in internal investigations involving consumer privacy matters.

Corinne is a former privacy officer at the University of Pennsylvania, where she handled privacy matters for the university's five hospitals, more than 200 physician practices, and its School of Medicine research program. She oversaw HIPAA compliance, including the patient privacy complaint process, and issues involving the security of electronic records.

Corinne serves as Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA.

Representative Matters

  • Counsel for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in copyright litigation related to the use of photographs in textbooks.
  • Counsel for American Board of Internal Medicine in litigation related to medical certification exam copyright and information security issues.


Co-author, "Want to Keep Your DMCA Safe Harbor? New Copyright Rules Require Reregistering," Ballard Spahr alert, November 18, 2016

Co-author, "Federal Court Ruling in Pa. Narrows Computer Fraud and Abuse Act," Lexis Nexis Legal Newsroom, April 1, 2014

Co-author, "Second Circuit Ruling Affects Copyrighted Works Produced Abroad," Lexis Nexis Legal Newsroom, August 21, 2011

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Creative Business Contracts," Moore College of Art, November 15, 2017

"Copyright Considerations in Business Transactions," Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), November 9, 2017

Panelist, "Confidentiality Issue Spotting: A Panel Discussion," Life in the Big City XXIII – the City of Philadelphia Annual CLE Law Conference, July 27, 2017 

Panelist, "The Creative Entrepreneur presents Designing Your Success: Securing Copyrights + Creating Your Business," The Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, May 31, 2017 

"Managing Regulatory Changes in the Health Care Industry," Ballard Spahr webinar, December 12, 2016

Moderator, "The 7 Tricky Things Your Marketing Team Should Know About IP," Intellectual Property CLE Institute, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Greater Philadelphia Chapter, October 5, 2016.

"The Do’s and Don’ts of Using Healthcare Data," Association of Corporate Counsel (DELVACCA), April 2015

Board Memberships

Moonstone Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Chair of Preschool Committee

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 2007)
Recipient of Milton C. Sharp Prize for Local Government & Land Use Law

Vassar College (A.B. 1998)


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania