Catrina W. Wang

Associate

Los Angeles
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F +1.310.820.8859

Overview

Catrina Wang counsels clients on designing and implementing programs for complying with intersecting privacy regimes such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA). Catrina leverages her experience in high-stakes intellectual property litigation to evaluate the privacy and data protection implications of new use cases and emerging technologies. In the course of her work, Catrina has assisted clients with drafting privacy notices, terms of use, privacy and data protection agreements, and procedures for responding to data subject requests. Catrina also works with clients to help manage data security incidents, develop breach response plans that ensure statutory compliance, and respond to Attorney General and FTC investigations.

Previously, Catrina practiced intellectual property litigation in multiple judicial forums, including at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the District of Delaware. Utilizing her wide-ranging experience mitigating risk and developing effective strategy in complex legal landscapes, Catrina provides trusted counsel on matters involving new and untested areas of IP law.

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  • Prepare comprehensive CCPA preparedness and compliance programs for clients in a range of industries, including tech, online retail, finance, advertising and manufacturing.
  • Provided GDPR-compliant risk mitigation recommendations for rollout of new technologies and processing activities involving 5G and enhanced employee monitoring.
  • Counsel leading telecommunications firm on anticipated impact of CPRA on client’s data practices and operationalization of IAB and DAA frameworks.
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Experience

  • Prepare comprehensive CCPA preparedness and compliance programs for clients in a range of industries, including tech, online retail, finance, advertising and manufacturing.
  • Provided GDPR-compliant risk mitigation recommendations for rollout of new technologies and processing activities involving 5G and enhanced employee monitoring.
  • Counsel leading telecommunications firm on anticipated impact of CPRA on client’s data practices and operationalization of IAB and DAA frameworks.
  • Evaluated new business opportunities being considered by ad tech company, provided CCPA compliance recommendations, and drafted addenda for use with form contracts with business partners.
  • Litigated tech patent disputes involving e-commerce, computer graphics, and factory automation software.
  • Part of team that represented pharmaceutical company seeking to bring new drug to market. Secured favorable trial schedule with substantially narrowed scope of litigation. Advised client on FDA regulatory compliance and novel issues of statutory interpretation.
  • In arbitration involving multiple IP licenses, worked with damages expert to analyze comparable license agreements and develop damages models, resulting in significant reduction of damages award.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)

Memberships

  • California Lawyers Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • California
  • New York
  • Massachusetts

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2013; Journal of Law and Technology
  • B.Sc., Duke University, 2009, magna cum laude

Languages

  • French

Blog

In The Blogs

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Data Counsel
Return to Work: What Employers Should Know About AB 1281, CCPA Notice Requirements and Recent Labor Law Guidance
By Alan L. Friel, Jeewon K. Serrato, Catrina W. Wang
September 8, 2020
While most privacy news and alerts have been focused on the collection and processing of customer data (see our earlier posts about interest-based advertising and the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Hearing with Big Tech, for...
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CCPA Final Regulations, with a Few Unexpected Changes
By Taylor A. Bloom, Stanton P. Burke, Kyle R. Fath, Alan L. Friel, Jeewon K. Serrato, Catrina W. Wang
August 19, 2020
On Friday, August 14, 2020, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced approval by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) of final regulations (Final Regs) under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Proposed final...
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CCPA Compliance Meets Trade Secret Protection: A Peaceful Coexistence?
By Alan L. Friel, C. Dennis Loomis, Jeewon K. Serrato, Catrina W. Wang
May 12, 2020
Since the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went live on January 1, 2020, businesses have been working to develop procedures for lawfully complying with requests from California consumers relating to their personal information. Such...
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California AG Releases Second Set of Modified CCPA Regulations
By Alan L. Friel, Catrina W. Wang
March 11, 2020
On March 11, 2020, the California Attorney General published a third version of the proposed regulations to implement the California Consumer Protection Act available here. A redline showing changes against both the initial draft...
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Ad Industry Split on Cookies and CCPA
By Taylor A. Bloom, Kyle R. Fath, Alan L. Friel, Catrina W. Wang
March 10, 2020
Owners of websites and mobile applications that utilize cookies and other tracking technologies, e.g., pixels, app SDKs (tracking technologies), for interest-based advertising and other activities inherently share data across the digital...
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