Kerri is a technology and privacy lawyer.
She joined the Johannesburg technology practice in 2014, having trained with the team in 2013. Kerri focusses on information technology, privacy, e-commerce, media and broadcasting.
Kerri has been involved in numerous outsourcing, licensing and services procurement and IT- specific intellectual property matters, including three multi-billion rand broadband network infrastructure projects and several large technology projects for clients in the financial services sector.
She has advised on various data privacy matters for local and international clients and has been instrumental in building our new innovative online South African privacy law compliance product, POPI Counsel. She also has experience in mobile payments, cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
Kerri has recently returned from a combined secondment to our Singapore office and the technology and operations legal team at DBS Bank Limited, one of South East Asia's largest banks. During this time she worked on the bank's major IT outsourcing projects, advised on regulatory issues in relation to outsourcing and run various other contractual matters, including several in the Fintech space. She also spent time at our office in Brisbane, Australia, in 2013/2014, where she gained valuable corporate experience. Kerri is currently seconded to the international legal team of an Australian-headquartered global bank.
She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2011, both from the University of the Witwatersrand. She commenced articles with us in 2012. In 2013, Kerri received the President's Prize (for candidate attorney excellence) and the Philip Friedland Prize (for outstanding performance in the practical examinations) from the Law Society of the Northern Provinces. She has recently been fast-tracked to the position of Senior Associate.
Kerri regularly speaks at conferences and events and publishes articles and blogs on privacy, cybercrime and cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies and blockchain.