I am Fieldfisher’s US Managing Partner. I am a Foreign Legal Consultant registered with the State Bar of California.
I’m one of a few leading EU privacy and technology specialists based full time in Silicon Valley. My daily workload focusses on data compliance projects and EU technology transactions (particularly those with a disruptive component).
For 20 years I have been advising clients selling and buying technology and on the regulations that may impact these sales and solutions. I have particular expertise where cloud, digital and online technologies converge and leverage data in order to deliver value. I spend a lot of time helping US businesses understand and grow in European markets. I negotiate deals; help explain and comply with regulations and work to explain compliance in order to reduce friction in the contracting process.
With EU/US personal data exchanges so fundamental to US technology offerings, a large proportion of my time is spent assisting with large global data transfer projects, GDPR “readiness”, internal governance and accountability structures and on data protection risk management. I also know my way around Europe’s consumer and internet laws.