Suhna Pierce has a rare combination of technical and legal competency. With extensive experience in the information technology industry providing infrastructure engineering and support services, she has deep knowledge of the technologies and processes used in enterprise settings. As an attorney, Ms. Pierce brings practical insight into the data security matters that our clients handle on a daily basis. Ms. Pierce has worked with companies responding to regulatory inquiries regarding their privacy and data security practices, including Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigations following data security incidents.
Ms. Pierce also advises clients on complying with U.S. and foreign privacy and data protection laws. She has helped clients develop privacy policies for website visitors and privacy notices for employees and customers; establish contracts relating to cross-border data transfer and protection obligations; and carry out registrations with data protection regulators. She has assisted clients with completing multijurisdictional surveys of privacy obligations, such as comparing different countries’ requirements for marketing communications. Ms. Pierce also has experience advising clients on privacy issues related to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance programs.
Ms. Pierce received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2009 and her B.A. from Amherst College in 1993. Prior to her legal career, she worked as an IT systems engineer in a variety of environments, including Fortune 500 corporations, an IT consulting company, and a not-for-profit organization.
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