Mary Race

Associate | Palo Alto | (650) 813-5609
(650) 813-5609

Mary assists clients with a wide range of challenging privacy compliance and data security matters. Her practice focuses on managing privacy and data security risks and helping clients across a variety of industries develop and implement comprehensive privacy programs that comply with U.S. and international laws. Mary has particular experience advising clients on the recent California Consumer Privacy Act.

Mary frequently advises multinational companies on the privacy aspects of their M&A and other strategic transactions, and she is experienced in drafting and negotiating privacy and data security contract provisions. She counsels clients confronting data breaches and security incidents, including advising on compliance with breach notification laws and assisting with responses to regulatory inquiries.

Mary is also 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 tenure at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, Mary served as a law clerk to the Honourable Justice Louis LeBel of the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to joining MoFo, Mary was a development consultant for Human Rights Watch and taught writing at the University of Southern California.

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