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Chelsea Staskiewicz

Chelsea Rissmiller


Chelsea focuses her practice on helping businesses of all industry sectors develop meaningful privacy and security compliance programs. Chelsea provides advice on all aspects of information governance, cyber incident response, cyber due diligence for corporate transactions, and vendor management.

Chelsea advises public companies on cybersecurity disclosures and governance, as well as incident response matters and internal investigations. While in law school Chelsea was selected for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Honours Intern Program and clerked for the Cyber Unit in the Division of Enforcement.

Clients also seek out Chelsea for her thoughtful and practical approach to developing privacy compliance programs. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Chelsea assists clients on state, federal, and international privacy laws and regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLBA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act.

Chelsea also advises clients on eDiscovery matters. Chelsea served as a Judicial Extern for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California where she assisted on a variety of complex eDiscovery disputes.

Bar admissionsCalifornia
  • J.D., California Western School of Law
    magna cum laude
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University


  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended, Cyber Law (including Data Privacy and Data Protection) (2022)


  • Co-author, "A Ripe State for Low-Hanging Fruit: Managing Cyber Liability in California," San Diego Lawyer, SDCBA, July/August 2021


  • Panelist, "The End Game – Putting Your Cyber Investigation on Trial," InfraGard Cyber Defenders, RSA Conference (April 24, 2023)
  • Speaker, "On Reasonable Security," InfraGard Cyber Defenders, RSA Conference (April 23, 2023)
  • Presenter, Information Governance Leadership Summit: Focus on Effective Policy Drafting + Privacy Program (March 31, 2023)
  • Presenter, "The SEC’s Enforcement Actions and Investigations: Managing Compliance Risks," The Knowledge Group (April 4, 2022)
  • Speaker, "The Art of Sound Boarding," San Diego Paralegals Association Lunch with Leaders (April 30, 2021)
  • Moderator, "You’ve Been Hacked, Now What?" Women in eDiscovery (February 10, 2021)

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Women in eDiscovery, Board of Directors (2020-2022)
  • FBI InfraGard, Social Media Coordinator
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, CIPP/US