Crain’s New York has named associate Cecillia Xie to its list of “20 in their 20s.” At the forefront of law and technology, both in and outside of the workplace, Cecillia is a true rising star in the New York area and beyond.
A member of Morrison & Foerster’s Privacy and Data Security practice, Cecillia helps companies navigate novel privacy issues in a complex legal landscape. Having studied the antecedents of privacy law, including intellectual property, family law, the Fourth Amendment, and children’s rights, she brings a multidisciplinary approach to her practice. Through her work for startups and Fortune 500 companies, she is a part of national and international conversations on balancing society’s interest in having innovative products and services against individual privacy and liberty concerns.
As a lecturer in Yale University’s Computer Science department, Cecillia teaches Intellectual Property in the Digital Age, with the goal of inspiring her students in the same way that she was inspired by her professors to pursue unexplored lines of thought. She is also passionate about mental health and serves as a board member of the Flawless Foundation, a foundation dedicated to ending discrimination against and normalizing mental health.
You can view Cecillia’s profile in this year’s Crain’s New York publication.