Debra Innocenti-Placette



Debra has been named a Tech Titan by the San Antonio Business Journal and a VIP Geek by Geekdom. WOAI has called her one of the top Internet and cyber lawyers in the state. She maintains a diverse transactional and litigation practice for emerging companies in the technology and Internet-related industries, and she uses her tech acumen to assist non-tech clients navigate the complex, new-world legal issues presented by emerging technologies. Prior to her legal career, she was a professor at St. Mary’s University.

In connection with her corporate practice, Debra counsels entrepreneurs on start-up ventures, including entity selection and formation, financing, IP protection, and data monetization. For existing and scaling businesses, she assists with compliance and commercial transactions related to e-commerce, data privacy and security, data management and cloud migration, social media, and electronic marketing and e-communication.

Debra brings practical technological tools to bear in her litigation practice, effectively managing dockets of hundreds of lawsuits throughout the country by streamlining processes and consolidating data to help clients make smart, informed decisions. She assists clients and other lawyers navigate e-discovery and computer forensics, which in today’s data-rich era of mobile devices and the Internet of Things (“IoT”) can be critical to obtaining successful outcomes in litigated matters. She also defends clients’ rights in technology-related litigation, including such new areas as cyber defamation, cyber bullying, and online harassment.

F7, 110 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

Texas, 2004
American Bar Association, Science & Technology Law Section, Social Media Committee, Open Source Software Committee, Cloud Computing Committee
Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Council Chair, Area Business Councils, 2005-2007
San Antonio Bar Association
State Bar of Texas, Computer & Technology Section
Work Experience
Innocenti Jones, PLLC, Partner, 2016-Present
Strasburger Price, LLP, Partner, 2004-2016
Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley, Law Clerk, 2014
St. Mary’s University, Instructor of English & Literature, 1997-2001
Our Lady of the Lake University, Instructor of English, 1996 - 1997
The University of Texas Law School, Justice Defense, Cum Laude, 2004
Sarah Lawrence College, MFA, 1995
Our Lady of the Lake University, BA, Summa Cum Laude, 1993