Dominique Shelton Leipzig

Firmwide Co-Chair, Ad Tech Privacy & Data Management Practice, Perkins Coie

Privacy and cybersecurity attorney Dominique Shelton Leipzig co-chairs the firm’s Ad Tech Privacy & Data Management practice. She provides strategic privacy and cyber-preparedness compliance counseling, and defends, counsels and represents companies on privacy, global data security compliance, data breaches, and investigations with an eye towards helping clients avoid litigation. A former litigator for 22 years, her compliance counseling over the past 7 years includes defending companies under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, attorneys general offices and other regulatory and government authorities. Through these actions and related litigations where she provides subject matter leadership, Dominique is able to advise companies on best practices in privacy, cybersecurity, data, mobile, cloud storage, Ad Tech privacy, Internet of Things, cyber preparedness, and other areas of regulatory compliance. As a member of the firm’s Coronavirus Client Service Team, Dominique advises clients on the issues pertaining to privacy and data security as they relate to issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dominique frequently conducts trainings for senior leadership, corporate boards and audit committees regarding risk identification and mitigation in the areas of privacy and cyber. She is known for asking deep questions that provoke transformative answers. Dominique’s landmark book on the CCPA is about to publish a new edition, and she pioneered the concept of data as a pre-tangible asset in what she calls “our post-data world.” Dominique represented the California Chamber of Commerce in a six week long negotiation with Alastair Mactaggart, his lawyer James Harrison, his consultant former FTC Technologist Ashkan Soltani and Sen. Hertzberg regarding the CCPA 2.0 and many of the business-friendly terms were obtained through those negotiations. She has trained over 3500 professionals on the CCPA. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Board and a leading advocate for data ethics. Her commitment to active integrity extends to all her work.

Recognized as a “Woman Leader in Tech Law” by The Recorder and as one of the most influential lawyers in digital media and e-commerce law by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Dominique has deep experience advising publicly-traded and privately held companies in healthcare and med tech, media, entertainment, e-commerce, financial services and other industries. She leads companies in legal assessments of data security, cyber preparedness and compliance with such regulations as the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), HIPAA, the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

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