Mary Race

Of Counsel | Palo Alto | (650) 813-5609
(650) 813-5609

Mary Race assists clients with a wide range of challenging privacy compliance and data security matters. Her practice focuses on managing privacy risks and helping clients across a variety of industries develop and implement comprehensive privacy programs.

Mary has particular experience with the recent California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), for which she is a go-to source of guidance for many clients. Mary frequently speaks and writes about the complexities of the CCPA while offering clients practical guidance on compliance. In addition, Mary counsels clients on privacy matters beyond the U.S., including recently helping one of the world’s largest global companies to deploy new technologies in 40+ jurisdictions around the globe.

Mary has worked on high-profile M&A transactions for multinational clients, such as Salesforce, the global leader in CRM. She frequently advises cutting-edge startups as well as tech industry and social media giants on the privacy and data security aspects of their platforms, products, and services. She also counsels clients on data breach response and regulatory inquiries regarding their privacy and data security practices, including SEC investigations following high-profile data security incidents.

Mary is committed to pro bono service. While in law school, she volunteered for Pro Bono Students Canada, and she continues her pro bono work at MoFo, where she argued an appeal for a pro bono client before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Following her studies at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, Mary served as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice Louis LeBel of the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to joining the firm, Mary was a development consultant for Human Rights Watch and taught writing at the University of Southern California.

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