Courtney M. Bowman

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 2008)
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D., 2013)

Bar Admissions

California

Courtney Bowman is an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Los Angeles office where she works closely with the Litigation team and the Global Privacy and Data Security Group. Clients from a wide range of industries benefit from her assistance in the design and implementation of privacy programs, resolution of complex data security matters, and the legalization of cross-border data transfers.

Accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Courtney is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP), well versed in the cyber laws that impact the private sector in the United States and in Europe. She counsels clients towards compliance with the sweeping data laws and regulations affecting businesses throughout the world, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), China’s data protection regime, Russia’s data localization law, and the impending California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Courtney joined Morrison & Foerster from another AmLaw100 firm where she was an associate in the Litigation Department and counseled clients on matters related to privacy and general commercial litigation. Frequently sought out by the media for her thoughts on recent developments in the privacy sphere, Courtney has established herself as a thought leader on international data security and e-commerce issues, particularly those affecting the Middle East.

Courtney focuses her substantial pro bono practice on refugee assistance. She has worked with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), an organization that ensures unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children receive high-quality legal representation, to represent a child asylum applicant. She also served as a supervising attorney for the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). In 2015, her previous firm recognized her for her pro bono work on behalf of Iraqi and Afghan refugees.

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