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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Officers

Chair
Sheri Porath Rockwell
Los Angeles

Interim Vice Chair
Nicholas Ginger
San Francisco

Secretary
Jennifer Oliver
San Diego

Treasurer
Cody Venzke
Washington D.C.

Immediate Past Chair
Jeewon Serrato
San Francisco

Members

Aaron Lawson
San Francisco

Alisa Hall
San Jose

Andrew Serwin
San Diego

Brett Cook
Fort Worth, TX

Christian Hammerl
Oakland

Donald Yoo
Los Angeles

Elaine Harwell
San Diego

Irene Jan
San Francisco Bay Area

Smita Rajmohan
Cupertino

Joy Peacock
Santa Clara

Mark Aldrich
Burlingame

Mary Stone Ross
Oakland

Hailun Ying
San Mateo

Paul Lanois
Palo Alto

Robert Tookoian
Fresno

BOARD REPRESENTATIVE

Joshua de Larios-Heiman
San Francisco

California Lawyers Association Staff

Section Manager

Camren Butler
Sacramento
916-516-1722

Privacy Law Section Committees

Contact us at privacy@calawyers.org if you would like more information about joining the following committees or if you are interested in exploring other committees or working groups.

Privacy Treatise Committee

The Privacy Treatise Committee publishes the California Privacy Law Treatise. This master treatise comprehensively documents and describes this area of law, which presents a broad and rich palette for practitioners and regulators. Each year, seasoned practitioners of differing perspectives are engaged to update new developments in this area of law. A team of peer reviewers also drawn from the ranks of California’s leading practitioners are tasked with the review of the yearly update. In 2021, the Committee will be publishing the California Consumer Privacy Act Handbook.

Privacy Publications Committee

The Privacy Publications Committee publishes regular privacy news updates and in-depth articles about the newest developments in California privacy law and other privacy laws that impact Californians and businesses in the state.  We also partner with the Education Committee to offer short form interviews and discussions through social media platforms such as LinkedIn Live.  The Committee maintains the Section website and aims to have the site serve as a resource for California privacy professionals. Click here for recent privacy articles published by the section. 

Privacy Education Committee

The Privacy Education Committee organizes and sponsors webinars, conferences and offers MCLE programming to keep California lawyers up to date on developments in privacy law.  Our educational events include speakers from all walks of privacy law including plaintiffs’ counsel, defense lawyers, government regulators, and agency representatives.

Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee actively monitors proposed legislation and regulations, at both the state and federal level, and produces an accessible legislation-tracking document for CLA members to understand privacy-related developments across the country. The Legislative Committee also facilitates drafting and submission of comments/input on legislation and regulations on CLA’s behalf, and partners with the Publications and Events Committees to produce articles and events related to developments in privacy laws and regulations.

Memberships Committee

The Memberships Committee works with the California Lawyers Association and the Privacy Section’s members to support existing members with valuable benefits, including free access to FastCase, free MCLE credit, and discounts on other Section offerings. The Committee also leads outreach campaigns to connect with new members, understand what would attract new members, and ensure that potential members are aware of the Privacy Section’s offerings.

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for creating and maintaining the governance structure of the Privacy Section, including Section’s bylaws, mission statement, rules of order, and policies.

New Lawyers Committee

The New Lawyers Committee works with practitioners in the first eight years of their career to provide training, mentorship, publication, and networking opportunities tailored to early-career privacy practitioners.

California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Rulemaking Working Group

The CPRA Working Group is comprised of four issue-focused subcommittees of privacy professionals charged with drafting comments to be included in the Privacy Law’s Section’s submission to the California Privacy Protection Agency as part of the rulemaking process for the CPRA.  The subcommittees will provides comments on anticipated CPRA regulations regarding (1) automated decision making and artificial intelligence; (2) data subject rights; (3) audits and regulatory oversight; and (4) the definitions of key terms in the CPRA.  CLA members with experience implementing CCPA or GDPR or who have experience in the substantive issue areas that will be the topic of CPRA regulations are encouraged to participate in this working group. For more information, or if you are interested in joining, please click here.

Cybersecurity Committee

The Cybersecurity Committee comprises practitioners, regulators, academics, and others working on cybersecurity compliance and incident response to discuss emerging areas of concern and opportunity. The Committee seeks to ensure its members understand the rapidly evolving technological and regulatory environment by providing resources such as continuing legal education and publications updates on current events in the field.

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