Nancy King

Professor Emeritus
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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
College of Business
Research/Career Interests: 

Ms. King taught graduate and undergraduate business law courses including MBA courses on law and ethics for new businesses and emerging technologies. As a visiting professor, she taught graduate law courses at Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark and engaged in ongoing research projects with Danish colleagues. Ms. King is a former law firm partner, having practiced in Portland, Oregon, and she served as Associate General Counsel for Boise Corporation.

Prior to coming to OSU, she taught employment and labor law courses in law schools for several years and served for one year as a visiting professor of law at Willamette University College of Law.

Her research focused on privacy and data protection issues associated with developments in information technology, helping to find regulatory solutions to protect consumers while supporting the growth of global commerce. She received a 2008 Fulbright Fellowship in European Union Affairs to conduct comparative law research on privacy and data protection issues related to mobile advertising enabling her to work on her research with law and technology experts at the Centre de Recherches Informatique et Droit, University of Namur, Namur, Belgium. In 2015 she served as a Visiting Law Scholar at Bond University in Australia where she is continuing her research on information privacy issues from a comparative law perspective.

 

Sponsored Research:

Fulbright Fellowship, Research Grant (2007-08). "Regulating Emergent Mobile Communications Technologies that Utilize RFID - Finding EU-U.S. Solutions to Protect Consumer Privacy and Facilitate E-Commerce." European Union Affairs Research Program, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington, D.C. (host institution: Centre de Recherches Informatique et Droit (CRID), Facultés Universitáires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium; host country: Belgium).

Courses Taught: 

BA 531 Business Law: New Ventures and Emerging Technologies (for MBA and other graduate students)

BA 533 Business Law for Managers (a hybrid, online course for MBA students)

BA 333 Legal and Ethical Business Solutions (for business majors)

BA 233 Legal Environment of Business (for business majors)

Course Coordinator for all undergraduate and graduate law courses

Graduate faculty for Oregon State University, College of Business (2000 to 2016), including supervision of independent research projects by graduate students and serving on Ph.D. thesis committees for Oregon State University students from other colleges who are seeking a minor in business

Beyond OSU
Employment: 
  • Professor oEmeritus (2017-present), College of Business, Oregon State University
  • Professor of Business Law (2013-2016), College of Business, Oregon State University
  • Visiting Professor (Summer 2014), Law Department, Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark
    • Taught course: E-Commerce Law (for law school students and graduate business students) (with Evelyne Cleff, Associate Professor, Aarhus University)
  • Associate Professor of Business Law (2006-2013), College of Business, Oregon State University
  • Visiting Professor (Summers,2010 and 2007), Law Department, Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
    • Taught course: "Doing Business in the U.S., Legal Issues" (for graduate students)
  • Assistant Professor of Business Law (2000-2006), College of Business, Oregon State University
  • Visiting Professor (Fall 2005), Law Department, Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus, Denmark
    • Responsible for presenting graduate E-commerce law lectures and a Ph.D. seminar on researching comparative law issues involving the common law system in the U.S.
  • Visiting Professor of Law (1999-2000), College of Law, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
    • Taught courses in Employment Law, Labor Law and Employment Discrimination
  • Attorney, Labor and Employment Law (1996-1999), Law firm of Bullard Smith Jernstedt and Wilson, P.C., Portland, Oregon
    • Elected partner, January 1997, Specialized in preventive law advice and resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution
  • Adjunct Professor (1996-1998), College of Law, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
    • Taught courses in Labor and Employment Law
  • Adjunct Professor (1999), Northwestern College of Law, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
    • Taught course in Employment Discrimination Law
  • Attorney, Labor and Employment Law (1993-1996), Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, L.L.C., Portland, Oregon
    • Elected partner, January 1996
  • Corporate Legal Counsel (1988-1993), Boise Corporation, Boise, Idaho
    • Specialty: Labor and Employment Law, represented the company in litigation and alternative dispute resolution processes and provided advice on labor and employment issues in the U.S. and Canada
    • Promoted to Associate General Counsel, 1992.
  • Instructor (1987-1988), School of Business, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
    • Taught courses in Financial Auditing and Federal Tax
  • Judicial Law Clerk (1986-1988) for the Honorable Judge McInturff, Washington Court of Appeals, Division III, Spokane, Washington
  • Public Accountant (1981-1982). Molitor Doremus & Hanlin, Juneau, Alaska
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Licenses to Practice Law:
    • Oregon State Bar, Licensed (1994-2013), Inactive (2014-present)
    • Washington State Bar (1986-2006)
    • Idaho State Bar (1989-2006)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) (2010 - present)
Honors and Awards: 
  • Visiting Law Scholar, Center for Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, Bond University, Australia (Jan.-Mar. 2015)

  • Toomey Faculty Fellowship, College of Business (2012-2014)

  • 2012 Holmes-Cardozo Award for Outstanding Submitted Conference Paper, “What Do They Really Know About Me in the Cloud? A Comparative Law Perspective on Protecting Privacy and Security of Sensitive Consumer Data.” Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Kansas City, Missouri (with Raja, V.T.) (August 2012)

  • 2012 Ralph Bunche Award For Best Submitted International Conference Paper, “What Do They Really Know About Me in the Cloud? A Comparative Law Perspective on Protecting Privacy and Security of Sensitive Consumer Data.” Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Kansas City, Missouri (with Raja, V.T.) (August 2012)

  • Betty and Forrest Simmons Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, College of Business (2012)

  • Newcomb Associate Awards for Research conferred by the College of Business (annual awards, 2006-2013)

  • Best Academic Paper Award (2010). LSPI Conference, International Association of IT Lawyers, Barcelona, Spain (with P.W. Jessen)
  • Invited Expert on Panel (2010). CLSR 25th Anniversary Seminar, “What is Identity? 5th Legal, Security and Privacy Issues Conference of the International Association of IT Lawyers,” Barcelona, Spain
  • 2007-2008 Fulbright Fellowship for Research. Host country: Belgium. Host institution: Faculty of Law, Research Centre in Informatics and Law (CRID), Faculties of Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP), University of Namur, Namur, Belgium
  • 2005 Holmes-Cardozo Award for Outstanding Submitted Conference Paper, "Workplace Privacy and Discrimination Issues Related to Genetic Data, A Comparative Law Study of the EU and U.S."Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Francisco, California (witth Pillay, S. and Lasprogata, G.)
  • 2004 Finalist, Master Teacher Competition, "Creating Sustainable Enterprises - The Role of Law in Ensuring Our Future." Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2003 Distinguished Research Award, "When Online Recruiting is a Jurisdictional Hook: How Using Interactive Web Technology Gets E-Businesses Sued in Distant Courts." Academy of Strategic E-Commerce, Allied Academies Spring 2003 International Conference, Tunica Mississippi (with Hsieh, P.)
  • 2002 Finalist, Master Teacher Competition, "When Hockey Fans and Trademark Law Collide in Cyberspace: Using Online Arbitration to Resolve Domain Name Disputes." Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Las Vegas, Nevada (with Lasprogata, G.)
  • 2002 Huber Hurst Fellow, Huber Hurst Research Seminar, Long Beach, California, co-sponsored by the University of Florida and the University of California, Long Beach
  • 2001 Distinguished Research Award, "Electronic Recruiting Adds a Techno-Human Component to Business Law Courses." Academy for Studies in Business Law, Allied Academies Spring 2001 International Conference, Nashville Tennessee
  • Ray August Award for Excellence in International Research and Publication at the 2005 Annual Conference (with Lasprogata, G.). "A Comparative Study of the U.S. and EU Approaches to Regulating Privacy and Nondiscrimination of Genetic Information in the Workplace." Presented at the Pacific Northwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Portland, Oregon, April 2006
  • 2004 William O. Douglas Best Paper Award, "Designing Lawful Cyber Communications Policies for the Workplace." Pacific NorthwestAcademy of Legal Studies in Business, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, April 2004
  • 2003 William O. Douglas Best Paper Award, "Current Issues in Workplace Privacy in the United States and the European Union: A Comparative Law Analysis." Pacific Northwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Portland, Oregon, April 2003 (with Lasprogata, G.)
  • 2002 William O. Douglas Best Paper Award, "Simulating Online Dispute Resolution Processes for Trademark/Domain Name Disputes." Pacific Northwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Vancouver, Canada, April 2002 (with Lasprogata, G.)
  • 2001 William O. Douglas Best Paper Award, "National Labor Relations Act - Why Non-Union Employers Should Care." Pacific Northwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Seattle, Washington, April 2001
  • 2004 Newcomb Fellowship Award Recipient. The Newcomb Faculty Meritorious Performance Award for research, teaching and service is conferred by the College of Business and includes a $10,000 financial award
  • 2004 Service to Sustainability Business Initiative. This award is conferred by the College of Business for contribution to the college's sustainability initiative. The award recognized my contribution by creating a teaching module on sustainable business practices for business law students and scholarship in sustainable business practices
Service: 
  • Member, OSU Faculty Senate (2010-2013).
  • Presentation, "Technology: Today and Tomorrow", Orange and Black Evening, OSU Alumni Association Showcase, Portland, Oregon, 2012.
  • Member, OSU Graduate Council, Representative for the College of Business (2007-2010).
  • Member, OSU Conflict of Interest Management Committee. Responsible for drafting a university policy and reviewing cases involving conflicts of interest (2002-2009).
  • Member, Senior University Contract Officer Search Committee, OSU (2001-2002).
  • Member, Agricultural Law Instructor Search Committee, College of Agriculture (2001).
  • Guest Lecturer, College of Health and Human Performance, EXSS 444, Disability Law Issues (numerous lectures, 2001-2007).
  • Panelist and Speaker, OSU course for students considering careers in law, LS 300 (2001).

College/Department Service:

  • Member, College of Business Full Professor Promotion Committee (2013, 2014)
  • Member College of Business, Discipline Committee for Promotion to Senior Instructor (2014)
  • Member, International Student Task Force (2012)
  • MBA Task Force (2012)
  • Chair, Business Law Faculty Search Committee (2011-2012)
  • Member, College Peer Review of Teaching Committee (2011-2013)
  • Member, College Awards Committee (2011)
  • Chair, College Promotion and Tenure Committee (2010-2011)
  • Member, College Promotion and Tenure Committee (2008-2010)
  • Member, Management, Marketing and International Business Department Promotion and Tenure Committee (2007-2008)
  • Member, College of Business Professional Women's Network (2006-present)
  • Chair, Core Curriculum Review Group, College Framework Project (2006)
  • Member, Undergraduate Program Committee (2005-2007)
  • Member, Graduate Program Committee (2003-2005)
  • Course Coordinator for BA 233, BA 333, BA 230, BA 531, BA 533 (2000-present)
  • Member, Dean Search Committee (2001-2003)
  • Member, Interim Dean Screening Committee (2002)
  • Co-organizer, College of Business Seminar Series, The Impact of Terrorism on Business & Society, including making a feature presentation: "Privacy and Patriotism: Implications of the USA PATRIOT Act" (2003) 

Service to the Profession:

  • Staff Reviewer, American Business Law Journal (2005-2016)
  • President, Employment and Labor Law Section, Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2005-2006)
  • Vice President, Employment and Labor Law Section, Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2004-2005)
  • Secretary, Employment and Labor Law Section, Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2003-2004)
  • Treasurer, Pacific Northwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2004-2006)
My Publications

Journal Articles


N. King and Jessen, P., For Privacy's Sake: Consumer "Opt Outs" for Smart Meters, Computer Law & Security Review, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. pp. 530-539, 2014.

Conference Papers


N. King and Raja, V. T., Protecting the Privacy and Security of Sensitive Customer Data in the Cloud, in Law Across Nations, Governance, Policy & Statutes, Nicosia, Cyprus, IAITL, United Kingdom, 2011.

N. King and Jessen, P., Profiling the Mobile Customer: Privacy Concerns When Behavioural Advertisers Target Mobile Phones, in Private Law, Rights, Duties & Conflicts, LSPI Conference, International Association of IT Lawyers, Barcelona, Spain, 2010, pp. 92-125.

N. King, Why Privacy Discussions about Regulating Online Customer Profiling Should Focus on Expanding Roles of Third-Parties, in Proceedings, Private Law Rights, Duties & Conflicts, LSPI conference, International Association of IT Lawyers, Barcelona, Spain, 2010, pp. 67-91.

Presentations


N. King and Forder, J., Privacy, Consumer Profiling and Big Data, Research Colloquium, Big Data: Law and Ethics. Bloomington, Indiana, 2016.

N. King and Jessen, P., For Privacy's Sake: Consumer "Opt Outs" for Smart Meters, 2013 International Association of Information Technology Law Conference, 6th International Legal, Security and Privacy Issues. Bangkok, Thailand, 2013.

N. King, Linking Offline and Online Identities: Mobility and Identity, 2013 CLSR-LSPI Seminar on Privacy, Data Protection & Cyber-Security. Bangkok, Thailand, 2013.

N. King and Jessen, P., Data sharing in smart metering systems - consumer privacy concerns, Workshop: The Impact of Prosumers in a Smart Grid Energy Network. Aarhus, Denmark, 2013.