Cecillia Xie advises clients across various sectors worldwide on strategies for managing privacy and data security risks. She has substantial experience counseling on privacy and cybersecurity issues in mergers and acquisitions and other transactions.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Cecillia was an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm in New York City, where she advised on the intellectual property, privacy, and data security aspects of multimillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions, capital markets offerings, and other complex corporate transactions. She also assisted clients with internal and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and has experience with antitrust and securities class actions, including multidistrict litigation.
Cecillia has worked with governmental bodies, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. During law school, Cecillia interned at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, where she assisted with investigating data breaches and researched novel issues in electronic search and seizure and evidence suppression. At the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, she presented on privacy and related concerns with the use of telepresence robots at the annual We Robot conference and advised a large domestic nonprofit on a pilot application for children, including issues arising under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Cecillia earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served as Speakers Editor for the Journal of Law & Technology and President of the Child & Youth Advocates. She received her B.A., cum laude, in economics from Yale University.
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