Ruth Arkley is an Associate in the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. Ruth is experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, representing clients from startups to global banks and with a particular focus on technology. Ruth also has experience with advisory and contentious intellectual property issues, having assisted clients with IP strategy, protection and enforcement. She advises clients on privacy and data protection issues, including privacy policies; cookies and marketing; online profiling; communications interception and the treatment of sensitive personal data.

Ruth’s practice spans a range of sectors including life sciences, technology, financial services and luxury brands.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Ruth was an associate in the Commercial Technology team at Kemp Little LLP. She trained at Latham & Watkins.


Some of Ruth's notable engagements include:

Leading a European cookie audit and compliance project for a FTSE 100 consumer goods company, coordinating legal and technical teams over 15 jurisdictions.

Assisting with a number of technology outsourcing deals for clients in the healthcare and financial services sectors.

Supporting a NYSE-listed biopharmaceutical company in complying with UK and European consumer protection and advertising law.

Reviewing the market data licence terms of a major international bank.

Regularly drafting and advising on the terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licence agreements for websites and apps.

*Some of the above matters were handled by Ruth prior to joining Brown Rudnick.


University of Law, Moorgate – Post-graduate diploma, 2012
Clare College, University of Cambridge – B.A., (Hons) 2009

Bar Admissions

Solicitor, England & Wales
Contributor to various publications on data privacy and IP.