Gina M. Pickerrell

Associate

pickerrellg@ballardspahr.com
Tel 202.661.2220
Fax 202.661.2299
Washington, DC

Gina M. Pickerrell focuses her practices on real estate matters. She also works on cybersecurity issues in the legal context. As a law student, Gina participated in the full-year Harrison Institute Public Policy Clinic researching and drafting strategies for a cross-sector approach to school and hospital food procurement. Gina also interned at an educational technology company researching student data privacy on the federal and state levels. She analyzed data ownership rights, conducted privacy agreement reviews, and drafted notification letters relating to corporate compliance and regulatory matters.

Prior to law school, Gina worked at the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection where she investigated consumer complaints, drafted declarations, and conducted document review and exhibit preparation for litigation before various federal courts. She worked with the Commission's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in a litigation before the Administrative Law Judge, following a data exposure of patient information over an unsecured peer-to-peer file-sharing network. Additionally, she investigated the fraudulent business practices of a mortgage relief and telemarketing scam, which resulted in a judgment of more than $5 million.

Gina also was a Ballard Spahr summer associate in 2017. She assisted with legal research and writing in federal litigation involving computer hacking and theft of intellectual property, drafted a memorandum analyzing privacy rights in smartphones under the Fourth Amendment, and researched zoning regulations as they related to litigation and appellate procedures.

Military Experience

Before entering law school, Gina served as a Military Police Officer in the Indiana Army National Guard. She was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Iraqi Endurance, and she was promoted to staff sergeant and squad leader in command of twelve soldiers.

Publications

"Clarifying Cloud Computing Confusion: Courts vs. Congress," Georgetown Law Technology Review, March 2018

"Are We Being Replaced? Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession," Georgetown Law Technology Review, January 2018

"Curiosity Killed the Cat: The Cat and Mouse of Employment Relationships and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act," Georgetown Law Technology Review, December 2017

Community Activities

Human Rights Campaign, 2018

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness, 2017

American Diabetes Association, 2016

George Washington University Cancer Institute, 2013

Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 2018)
Staff Member, Georgetown Law Technology Review

Ball State University (B.S., magna cum laude, 2011)
Dean's List

District of Columbia