Kai Westerwelle

Partner, Bird & Bird

Dr. Kai Westerwelle is recognized as a leading international Tech Transactions and privacy lawyer. He is a partner at the international law firm of Bird & Bird, based in their San Francisco representative office.

As a German Certified Specialist Attorney in Information Technology Law, Kai has more than 30 years’ experience in the field. He has specialized in information technology law, particularly international cloud projects and comprehensive multinational tech transactions. In addition, he focuses on German, European and international privacy law, especially referring to business from and with the USA.

Kai is author of numerous publications mainly in the areas of information technology law, privacy and competition law. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences and lectures privacy and compliance at universities in Germany and the USA.

He is Member of the Board of the German American Business Association where he heads the Special Interest Group DATA, member of the Board of Advisors of the International Privacy + Security Forum (Washington D.C.), member of the Executive Board of the Association of Corporate Growth Silicon Valley, and elected member of the Atlantik-Bruecke as well as the American Council on Germany, the leading non-profit associations in service of German-American Friendship.

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