About

Advocate of innovators, creators, and performers.

kfarish @ dacbeachcroft.com

I’m a media and technology lawyer in the London office of DAC Beachcroft, an international law firm.

My specialisms are intellectual property, privacy, expression, publicity, and image rights. I particularly enjoy working with clients in the creative industries and the audiovisual sector. I also regularly advise medical research and financial services companies on their media and technology matters.

Publications and appearances

Recent work highlights:

  • advising a medical technology company on its use of AI-generated facial models and the NVIDIA deep learning source code
  • advising a film studio on the implications of Brexit upon its sales and distribution arrangements in Europe
  • drafting collaboration and manufacturing agreements for a fashion designer
  • advising a lifestyle blogger on brand protection and compliance with advertising regulations
  • advising a manufacturer of export-controlled (dual-use) technologies on its exports to Asia
  • drafting influencer sponsorship agreements for a talent management and marketing agency

Education

LPC: City Law School, University of London. MSc: The London School of Economics & Political Science. BA: Washington State University. High School: The Annie Wright School. Further details on my qualifications can be found on my timeline page and LinkedIn.

Background and other interests

I was born in Germany to Americans working abroad, and split my childhood between Germany, Austin (Texas), and Seattle (Washington). I went to high school in Seattle and earned by bachelors’ degree from Washington State University (“Go Cougs”). In 2011, I moved to London to pursue my masters’ degree, and worked in marketing and media research for two years before becoming a lawyer in 2016. When I’m not lawyering, I’m usually on my Peloton bike, or curled up on the couch with a glass of wine and planning post-coronavirus adventures with my husband.

Friendly reminder

KelseyFarish.com is my personal website, where I share legal stories I find interesting, some general information, and my personal opinions only. The writing on this website does not constitute legal or professional advice, and does not reflect the views of my firm. I am not your lawyer (unless I actually am). My site’s T&Cs are here.