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About Us

DigitalSpeak Law is a virtual law firm that specializes in delivering relevant legal insights and compelling content on the laws and policies that affect our digital lives. ​From the Internet of Things to smart apps that help you organize your things, we examine the legal aspects of life in the metaverse. Read more about our mission, our story, whom we serve, our expertise, and our credentials below

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Our Mission

We strive to empower the digital community at large to better understand the legal issues affecting the digital realm.

Our Story

We are a Washington, D.C.-based women-owned virtual law firm that provides web-based legal expertise and thought leadership on the law of digital media, data privacy, internet regulation, and other digital communication topics.

 

Building on experience advising businesses, financial institutions, and agencies on regulatory compliance across a variety of industries. we now help digital users better understand their digital rights, assess their compliance with key regulations, and respond to new challenges facing the digital community. 

Headquartered in the nation’s capital — but connected to the global digital community — we combine legal intelligence with tech-savvy expertise to help digital professionals and enthusiasts alike navigate today’s ever-evolving digital legal landscape.

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Whom We Serve

We serve digital content creators, writers, virtual professionals, business owners, communications specialists, and others who wish to foster their understanding of the rapidly-evolving body of legislation pertaining to the internet, digital media, privacy, and connected technologies.

 

We offer relevant legal analysis to a broad range of creatives, tech specialists, legal professionals, consultants, social media users, and other digitally-connected individuals to keep them informed about the legal landscape that affects their digital communications.

Whether you're a digital creator, blogger, influencer, entrepreneur, or avid user, our insights can help you recognize the challenges and potential regulatory risks you may encounter from day to day in the digital realm.

Our Background

Building on experience gained in the public and private sectors — including in litigation, commercial transactions, government investigations, in-house advisory, and regulatory compliance — we now provide strategic analysis on a spectrum of issues related to digital compliance,

 

Our relevant insights help digital creators, administrators, and users better understand their digital rights, assess their compliance with key regulations, and respond to new challenges facing their digital interactions. 

 

Having advised businesses, financial institutions, investors, organizations, and agencies, we understand the needs and perspectives of various stakeholders in the digital community. With expertise in such areas as financial transactions, contracts and licenses, financial technology, banking and credit, data privacy, consumer protection laws, corporate governance, securities regulation, and internal ethics and compliance, we bring a breadth of industry knowledge to the digital conversation.

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Our Credentials

Anne L. Smith, Esq. is a regulatory compliance attorney based in Washington, D.C. She focuses on issues and policies that affect the digital economy, digital communication, digital privacy, and digital media.

Anne received her Juris Doctorate from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, where she received a merit scholarship and Dean's award. Her academic concentrations focused on commercial law, securities and financial regulation, and corporate compliance. Serving on the Journal of Law and Technology sparked her interest in digital law and policy, and her student article on data rights in the digital economy was later published in the Journal.  

During law school, Anne served as a law clerk for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the London Stock Exchange Group, and the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Financial Officer.

 

Prior to law school, she earned her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Georgetown University, where she studied business, finance, real estate, economics, biology, and sociology. 

Anne is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association (The Tech Bar), Internet Law & Policy Foundry, the Internet Society (Washington, D.C. Chapter), Cyber Law Consortium, International Association of Risk and Compliance Professionals, the Walter Chandler American Inn of Court, and the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation.

She is admitted to practice in the state of Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.