Emily serves cutting-edge companies as product, privacy, and cybersecurity counsel and as general counsel support in commercial transactions.


Practice Areas

  • Technology Law

  • Privacy & Data Security

  • Corporate Transactions

  • Corporate Growth & Governance

  • Emerging Businesses & Technology

  • Business Practices and Formation

  • Export Controls

Emily is a business attorney with a keen understanding of the technologies driving today’s market and culture. She helps cutting-edge companies to build and scale their business and technology strategies as privacy and product counsel, general counsel, and data protection and cybersecurity support. She has extensive experience as product counsel for solutions in AI, web3, gaming, and software applications, as well as HealthTech, EdTech, and other highly regulated industries. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Emily helps clients to understand and navigate intricate privacy and data protection frameworks, including COPPA, HIPPA, GDPR, CCPA, and other federal, state, and international standards.

Emily serves as general counsel to innovative and growth-oriented companies, delivering results-driven representation to contract negotiations, corporate governance matters, regulatory compliance, and daily business needs.
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 trains teams and speaks on topics related to data protection and consumer privacy, emerging technology, industry-specific regulatory compliance, and the legislative process.

  • Member, Technology Association of Oregon: Pride Community (co-founder), Advocacy Committee, AI & Data Community, Cybersecurity Community
  • Member, OGALLA – The LGBT Bar Association of Oregon (2017-Present)
  • Vestry, Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church
  • Member, Oregon Law Commission Limited Liability Company Act Modernization Work Group (2019-2021)
  • Member-at-Large, Oregon State Bar Business Law Section Executive Committee (2019-2021)
  • Leader, Convergence: Tech Policy 2018, Policy & Legislation Working Group
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Business Law Section Legislative Committee (2018-2021)
  • Member, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Alaska Business Forum Committee (2018-2020)
  • 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
  • CIPP/US, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 2009
  • Hollins University, BA in Political Science & Government and Psychology, 2006