Cynthia Cole is a former CEO and General Counsel. Her practice focuses on corporate, strategic and technology transactions and data privacy. She advises clients across a wide variety of industries including technology, retail, telecommunications, social media and life sciences. She acts as outside general counsel to a number of executive teams and boards of directors as well as advising on mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases and joint development agreements.
She is sought after for her depth of experience in complex cross-border transactions, IP and data-driven transactions often creating bespoke agreements in novel technology fields. She advises clients on implementation and compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She is certified as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
A recognized thought leader, Cynthia is a frequent author and speaker and is often quoted by leading print and broadcast media on data privacy and leadership. In 2019, she was recognized as a California Trailblazer in data privacy by The Recorder for her foundational work in data privacy.
An adjunct Professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Cynthia teaches a course on information and data privacy. She has been recognized, as well, for her community involvement and influence, most recently by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a 2020 Women of Influence.
Christina Andersen‘s practice focuses on advising and representing employers in all manner of labor and employment matters, including in corporate transactions, litigation of disputes and workplace investigations.
Ms. Andersen regularly advises clients on the labor and employment issues relevant to mergers, acquisitions and sales, including post-closing workforce integration matters. Her clients have included private equity sponsors, public companies, and private companies in the United States and internationally.
Ms. Andersen has experience defending employers and individual executives against workplace discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as claims arising out of executive compensation arrangements and restrictive covenants. She has also represented clients in state and federal courts, arbitration forums, and before administrative agencies. She also regularly counsels clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, including employee discipline and discharge, sexual harassment and employment discrimination, and non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements.