Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
Lebanon, NH        603.448.2221
800.727.1941



ELEK A. MILLER

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207.772.1941 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

Email

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Mary Kennedy




PRACTICE AREAS

Business & Corporate
Restaurant, Hospitality, Specialty Food & Beverage
Employment & Labor
Health Care
HIPAA Compliance
Higher Education
Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark
Privacy & Data Security
School & Education
School Computer & Technology School Employment
Tribal Nations Practice Group

EDUCATION

University of Maine School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010

New York University, M.A., 2007

Colby College, B.A., 2005


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Woodfords Family Services
  Board of Trustees




PRACTICE AREAS

Business & Corporate
Restaurant, Hospitality, Specialty Food & Beverage
Employment & Labor
Health Care
HIPAA Compliance
Higher Education
Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark
Privacy & Data Security
School & Education
School Computer & Technology School Employment
Tribal Nations Practice Group

EDUCATION

University of Maine School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010

New York University, M.A., 2007

Colby College, B.A., 2005


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Woodfords Family Services
  Board of Trustees




Elek Miller practices in the areas of intellectual property and technology, labor & employment, and general school law.  He works with public and private sector organizations to find efficient, effective, and creative solutions to legal issues in these areas.

As part of his intellectual property and technology practice, Elek helps companies acquire and protect their trademarks, copyright and other IP.  As the practice group leader for the Privacy & Data Security Team, he also advises clients on compliance with state and federal data privacy and security laws, helps them create and negotiate complex privacy-related technology agreements, and assists them in the development of information security and privacy programs (including data breach prevention, response, and crisis management) and drafting related policies and protocols.

Elek works with public and private-sector employers on wage and hour issues, employee leave questions, hiring and firing employees, drug and alcohol testing at the state and federal level, drafting employment agreements for many types of positions, from administrative support staff to high-level medical service providers, and complying with state and federal employment laws.  He also advises and represents schools in front of state and federal courts and administrative agencies on a wide range of issues, including student discipline and student rights; the employment of teachers, school administrators, and other employees; compliance with state and federal laws; and the implications of the use of various forms of technology.

Elek is a frequent presenter at conferences and events related to privacy & data security, labor and employment, and school law.  Since 2013, he has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Maine, teaching a course on school law for future school administrators.

Elek was born and raised on an island in midcoast Maine and currently lives in Falmouth with his wife, Kim, and their black lab.  They enjoy snowboarding in the winter, hiking in the summer, and spending time with friends and family in Maine and western Canada.



AWARDS

  • New England Super Lawyers, Schools & Education, Employment & Labor, Intellectual Property, Rising Star 2014-2019
  • Katahdin Counsel, Honoring Pro Bono Legal Services in Maine

Elek Miller practices in the areas of intellectual property and technology, labor & employment, and general school law.  He works with public and private sector organizations to find efficient, effective, and creative solutions to legal issues in these areas.

As part of his intellectual property and technology practice, Elek helps companies acquire and protect their trademarks, copyright and other IP.  As the practice group leader for the Privacy & Data Security Team, he also advises clients on compliance with state and federal data privacy and security laws, helps them create and negotiate complex privacy-related technology agreements, and assists them in the development of information security and privacy programs (including data breach prevention, response, and crisis management) and drafting related policies and protocols.

Elek works with public and private-sector employers on wage and hour issues, employee leave questions, hiring and firing employees, drug and alcohol testing at the state and federal level, drafting employment agreements for many types of positions, from administrative support staff to high-level medical service providers, and complying with state and federal employment laws.  He also advises and represents schools in front of state and federal courts and administrative agencies on a wide range of issues, including student discipline and student rights; the employment of teachers, school administrators, and other employees; compliance with state and federal laws; and the implications of the use of various forms of technology.

Elek is a frequent presenter at conferences and events related to privacy & data security, labor and employment, and school law.  Since 2013, he has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Maine, teaching a course on school law for future school administrators.

Elek was born and raised on an island in midcoast Maine and currently lives in Falmouth with his wife, Kim, and their black lab.  They enjoy snowboarding in the winter, hiking in the summer, and spending time with friends and family in Maine and western Canada.



AWARDS

  • New England Super Lawyers, Schools & Education, Employment & Labor, Intellectual Property, Rising Star 2014-2019
  • Katahdin Counsel, Honoring Pro Bono Legal Services in Maine
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November 1, 2017

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December 19, 2016


ARTICLES

Time to Update Your Local Wellness Policy
Fall 2018

Managing the Public's Use of School Unit Social Media
Summer 2018

DOE Issues Landmark Findings Letter Related to FERPA and Online Educational Services
Winter 2018

Gone Phishing: Schools Increasingly Targets of Email Scams and Cyberattacks
Winter 2017

PRESENTATIONS

The Levee Breaks: New Laws Flood Employers
September 11, 2019


2019 Maine School Law Summer Institute
July 16-19, 2019


Hiring the Best Seamlessly and Without Incident: Attracting the right applicants, interviewing, onboarding, and I-9s
June 5 & 6, 2019


Preparing for and Responding to Data Breaches
December 19, 2018





    PRESENTATIONS

  • The Levee Breaks: New Laws Flood Employers
    September 11, 2019
  • 2019 Maine School Law Summer Institute
    July 16-19, 2019
  • Hiring the Best Seamlessly and Without Incident: Attracting the right applicants, interviewing, onboarding, and I-9s
    June 5 & 6, 2019
  • Preparing for and Responding to Data Breaches
    December 19, 2018
  • Looking Back at 2018 and Looking Forward to 2019
    December 5 & 6, 2018
  • Schools, Technology and the Law
    November 8, 2018
  • Workplace Investigations: Handling Employee Complaints
    September 12-13, 2018
  • Playing by the Rules: Schools, Sports and the Law
    August 10, 2018
  • Hot Topics in Technology, Data Privacy and Records Retention for Colleges and Universities
    August 2, 2018
  • 2018 Maine School Law Summer Institute
    July 17-20, 2019
  • Violence in the Workplace: Handling threats, identifying risks, and recommended policies
    June 6, 2018
  • Playing By the Rules: Schools, Sports and the Law
    May 30, 2018
  • Saint Joseph's College CPA Workshop: Data Security
    May 17, 2018
  • 2018 Seminar for School and District Secretaries, Special Education Secretaries, and Administrative Assistants
    April 3-4, 2018
  • Employer Rights When Employees Speak Out: How to Handle Employee Speech and Association Issues Inside and Outside the Workplace
    March 14-15, 2018
  • 2017 Year in Review and Holiday Advice
    December 6, 2017
  • A New Take on School Consolidation: The Budget Bill Reforms and Other Critical Developments in School Law
    September 8, 2017
  • Three Laws Employers Frequently Violate Without Knowing It
    September 6, 2017
  • Dealing with Disabilities in the Workplace
    May 31, 2017
  • Dental Student "Real World" Q & A: Understanding Your Business and Personal Options
    April 27, 2017
  • Schools, Technology and the Law - New Hampshire
    March 27, 2017
  • HR Program: 2016 Year in Review and HR Holiday Advice - Portland, Maine
    December 7, 2016
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Upcoming Changes to the Exemption from Overtime Rules
    November 8, 2016
  • Schools, Technology and the Law
    November 4, 2016




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