Aarthi Anand focuses on advising banks and other financial industry clients in connection with technology that supports financial services, financing platforms, loan products, and services. Aarthi counsels clients and negotiates transactions in connection with blockchain, artificial intelligence, crypto-assets, digital identity verification, robots, facial recognition, and biometrics. Aarthi also has experience counseling clients in connection with data breach, specifically, forensic analysis, and has drafted notification letters to consumers and regulators. She has also assisted clients with data breach situations that involved suppliers and vendors.
David Biderman focuses his practice on mass tort litigation and consumer class actions. He heads the firm’s Consumer Products & Services Litigation group. He has represented a wide variety of companies in state and federal courts in California for 30 years. David speaks and writes regularly on class action issues. He has presented to the American Bar Association (ABA), the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Product Liability Advisory Group and others on consumer class actions.
Graeme Bushart has experience helping clients intuitively navigate the legal landscape of various emerging technologies including autonomous/electric vehicles, robotics, e-commerce fulfillment, IoT, artificial intelligence, cloud/data center development, and digital media distribution. Graeme also regularly works with clients to proactively prepare for and maintain compliance with rapidly evolving online privacy regimes such as CCPA, CPRA, and GDPR.
Nyssa P. Chopra is an associate in the Technology Transactions & Privacy practice. Nyssa has experience advising on trademark clearance, prosecution, rights procurement strategy, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedowns, fair use, brand guidelines, and open source trademark licenses.
Marina Gatto has experience with data security and privacy litigation and counseling, as well as general commercial litigation. Marina assists clients with GDPR compliance, including drafting and updating cookie banners and policies, revising privacy policies and drafting data protection plans. Marina also assists clients with compliance efforts in preparation for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Peter Hegel counsels clients on protection of personally identifiable information (PII) and infrastructure, as well as other issues arising under domestic data security and privacy laws and regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM), and the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLBA).
Associate Ida Knox earned her J.D. and Master of Law in sustainable international development from the University of Washington School of Law. With an international business focus, Ida served as the chief translation editor for the Washington International Law Journal, was a Global Business Law Institute fellow, and volunteered for the school’s International Human Rights Clinic.
Ashley assists clients with legal issues related to technology, with a focus on privacy matters and technology transactions. She provides product counseling to clients and advises on their compliance programs under privacy laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including the impact of cross-border transfers. Ashley also is experienced in preparing terms and conditions and privacy notices for e-commerce and retail clients.
Kim Ng centers her practice on internet and technology issues, with a strong focus on data privacy and information security. She counsels clients on compliance efforts with state, federal, and international privacy laws and regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Communications Decency Act (CDA), and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Ben Sanchez provides counsel to clients on complex privacy and data security matters and technology transactions. Ben has extensive experience advising clients on international, domestic, and local privacy issues, with a deep knowledge on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Elizabeth Smith advises clients on matters involving Stark Law, False Claims Act, and Anti-Kickback Statute compliance. Elizabeth has defended clients in government investigations related to Medicare and Medicaid billing and has managed due diligence for major hospital transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. She also assists clients with contesting alleged over-payments, self-disclosing over-payments, and analyzing arrangements under state and federal fraud and abuse authorities.
Thomas Tobin’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and class action matters involving statutory, constitutional, and regulatory issues in a range of industries, including food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, and cannabis. In the food and beverage sector, Tommy has experience defending false advertising claims and consumer protection claims for well-known international corporations. He regularly writes articles on food law and policy issues and is co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Food, Cosmetics and Nutraceuticals Committee.
Megan Von Borstel has experience representing clients in privacy, data security, and technology transaction matters. Megan prepares clients for compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and other federal and state privacy laws. She also works with clients to develop robust, comprehensive privacy programs by drafting clients’ privacy policies, data processing addenda, and other contractual agreements.
Linda Zhang has experience with a variety of commercial litigation matters, including privacy and data security issues, and assists clients with regulatory investigations, both domestic and international. Linda also counsels clients on GDPR compliance, including preparing Article 30 reports, revising privacy policies and drafting template responses to individual rights requests.