Roderick P. Bushnell
Diana L. Maier
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
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,
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