Catrina W. Wang

Associate

Los Angeles
T +1.310.979.8435
F +1.310.820.8859

Overview

Through her privacy and data protection practice, Catrina Wang provides clients with legal and technical analyses of their unique matters. A CIPP/US certified privacy professional, she counsels clients on designing and implementing programs for complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and on the CCPA’s interactions with other privacy laws, such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA). Catrina has experience assisting clients with drafting privacy notices, 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.

Catrina also has experience representing Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes 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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  • Part of team that represented pharmaceutical company seeking to bring new drug to market. Researched market entry framework, potential consequences for implementing market entry, and interactions with relevant existing laws.
  • In arbitration involving multiple IP licenses, worked with damages expert to analyze comparable license agreements, developed damages models, and rebutted opponent’s arguments, resulting in reduction of damages award.
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Experience

  • Part of team that represented pharmaceutical company seeking to bring new drug to market. Researched market entry framework, potential consequences for implementing market entry, and interactions with relevant existing laws.
  • In arbitration involving multiple IP licenses, worked with damages expert to analyze comparable license agreements, developed damages models, and rebutted opponent’s arguments, resulting in reduction of damages award.
  • Manage and conduct document review and production projects, including managing paralegals and staff attorneys.
  • Advises companies on requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and assists with all phases of developing and implementing compliance programs.

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 Privacy Monitor
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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Data Privacy Monitor
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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Data Privacy Monitor
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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