EMILY M. MAASS

Emily is a corporate attorney with an extensive background in privacy and data security, export controls, technology solutions, and commercial transactions.

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Practice Areas

  • Technology Law

  • Privacy & Data Security

  • Corporate Transactions

  • Corporate Growth & Governance

  • Emerging Businesses & Technology

  • Business Practices and Formation

  • Export Controls

Emily is a corporate attorney and privacy and data security expert with a keen understanding of the innovative technologies driving today’s market and culture. She helps clients build and scale privacy and cybersecurity programs that meet their needs and align with multinational and domestic data protection regimes.

As corporate counsel to innovative and growth-oriented companies, Emily offers results-oriented support in commercial contract negotiations, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and other day-to-day business needs. She leverages her privacy and technology expertise to support companies in healthcare and EdTech and other highly regulated industries to succeed within the parameters of regulatory structures like HIPAA, COPPA, and FERPA.

Before entering private practice, Emily clerked for the Alaska Court System and served as a Deputy Legislative Counsel to the Oregon Legislative Assembly. Emily frequently speaks at events on topics related to GDPR, CCPA and industry-specific regulatory compliance, technology and corporate best practices, and the legislative process. When she is out of office, you can usually find Emily in her garden or on an adventure with her wife, kids, and dog.

  • Member, Oregon Law Commission Limited Liability Company Act Modernization Work Group (2019-Present)
  • Member-at-Large, Oregon State Bar Business Law Section Executive Committee (2019-Present)
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Business Law Section Legislative Committee (2018-Present)
  • Member, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Alaska Business Forum Committee (2018-Present)
  • City Co-Director, Lesbians Who Tech + Allies: Portland (2018-2020)
  • Leader, Convergence: Tech Policy 2018, Policy & Legislation Working Group
  • Member, Technology Association of Oregon Advocacy Committee (2018-Present)
  • Member, Oregon Women Lawyers (2017-Present)
  • Member, OGALLA – The LGBT Bar Association of Oregon (2017-Present)
  • Member, Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers (2012-Present)
  • Presenter, “2021 Privacy Law Update: Top five questions (and perhaps a few more) in privacy”, Technology Law Section – Oregon State Bar (2021)
  • Presenter, “Privacy and Cybersecurity Today”, League of Women Voters of Portland (2020)
  • Presenter, “HR’s Pivotal Role in Cybersecurity”, Society for Human Resource Management (2020)
  • Presenter, “CCPA and Proposed Washington Legislation for Bankers”, Heritage Bank Audit & Compliance Peer Group (2020)
  • Presenter, “Cyber Security & the Maritime Industry: How to Address Privacy & Data Security”, Maritime Commerce Club (2020)
  • Presenter, “Understanding and Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act Part Two”, Oregon State Bar (2019)
  • Presenter, “Let’s Get Digital: Privacy & Data Security Best Practices in the Workplace”, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries 35th Annual Employment Law Conference (2019)
  • Presenter, “Understanding and Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act”, Oregon State Bar (2019)
  • Presenter, “The Future of Privacy Regulation: Implications for the Tech Industry & Finding Opportunities to Innovate”, TechfestNW (2019)
  • Author, “First Europe, Now California? Harmonizing Your Business’s GDPR Compliance Efforts With the California Consumer Privacy Act” (2018)
  • Presenter, “The Changing Face of Privacy Law”, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (2018)
  • Presenter, “GDPR & Your Business”, Alaska Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section (2018)
  • Author, “Striking a Delicate Balance: Demonstrating a Legitimate Interest Under the GDPR”, Privacy & Data Security Legal Update (2018)
  • Author, “GDPR: It’s Not Too Late to Get on Board”, Privacy & Data Security Legal Update (2018)
  • Author, “The GDPR & US: How the General Data Protection Regulation Impacts US Businesses”, Privacy & Data Security Law Update (2018)
  • Alaska State Courts
  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 2009
  • Hollins University, BA in Political Science & Government and Psychology, 2006