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April M. Strauss, J.D., CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM

April Strauss focuses on complex federal and state consumer class actions, privacy law, California False Claims Act, fraud, advertising and environmental cases. She evaluates the business practices and marketing materials of organizations across a wide range of industries and geographies. She is adept at applying state and federal law to complex areas of science or technology, and frequently negotiates with multiple parties to craft creative compliance programs that would be embraced by company management, and still meet federal and state legal requirements.

Ms. Strauss’ CIPP/US, CIPP/E and CIPM credentials reflect her commitment and strong foundation in U.S. and EU privacy laws and regulations and understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the U.S., the EU and other jurisdictions. They also demonstrate her understanding of privacy program governance and the skills necessary to manage a privacy program across all stages of its operational life cycle.

Reported Cases San Francisco Unified School District ex rel. Contreras v. First Student, Inc., 224 Cal. App. 4th 627 (2014) San Francisco Unified School District ex rel. Contreras v. First Student, Inc., 213 Cal. App. 4th 1212 (2013) San Francisco Unified School District ex rel. Contreras v. Laidlaw Transit, Inc., 182 Cal. App. 4th 438 (2010) Kasky v. Nike, 27 Cal. 4th 939 (2002), cert. granted, 537 U.S. 1099 (2003), cert. dism. as improv. granted, 539 U.S. 654 (2003) Day v. AT&T Corp., 63 Cal. App. 4th 325 (1998) People ex rel. Lungren v. Superior Court, 14 Cal. 4th 294 (1996) (amicus) Richmond v. Allstate Ins. Co., 847 F. Supp. 447 (S.D. Cal. 1995) Mangini v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 7 Cal. 4th 1057 (1994) Mangini v. J. G. Durand International, 31 Cal. App. 4th 214 (1994)

Education Georgetown University Law Center, Doctor of Law (JD), cum laude, 1989 – 1992 International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award - 1992 Dean’s List, Spring ‘91 and Spring ‘92 Activities and Societies: Gilbert and Sullivan Society University of Florida, BA, 1989

Bar Admissions & Select Memberships California State Bar Member, June 1992 – Present CIPP/US - Certified Information Privacy Professional (US Concentration) - IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals CIPP/E - Certified Information Privacy Professional (EU Concentration) - IAPP CIPM - Certified Information Privacy Manager - IAPP

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