Hywote F. Taye

Associate | San Francisco

htaye@mofo.com | (415) 268-7870

(415) 268-7870

Hywote Taye is an associate in the Privacy & Data Security Group in the firm’s San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on developing privacy policies and programs and counseling cross-industry clients on data breach preparation and response.

Ms. Taye also counsels clients on privacy and data security issues in mergers and acquisitions and other transactions as well as issues relating to email and telephone marketing requirements. She also advises on compliance issues relating to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and other newly emerging state laws.

In addition, Ms. Taye also has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements relating to technology transactions and licensing. She has advised clients on commercial and intellectual property issues related to mergers and acquisitions and other transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Taye served as managing executive editor for the American Journal of Bioethics, a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes on issues surrounding biotechnology, medical ethics, health law, and the philosophy of science. She also served as a research fellow for the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, where she researched and produced publications on issues surrounding direct-to-consumer genetic testing, research ethics, and novel biotechnologies.

Ms. Taye earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School magna cum laude. She was supervising editor for the Harvard Law Review, where she published on copyright and privacy issues. She also served as a production editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology and participated in the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project, where she advised startups on corporate law matters.

Ms. Taye received her B.A. in Human Biology and M.A. in Philosophy, with concentrations in Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Language, from Stanford University.

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