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Leila Javanshir


Leila is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP-US) and a member of DLA Piper’s data privacy, protection, and security team. Leila assists with matters involving privacy, data security, vendor contracting, and federal and state regulatory compliance. A significant part of Leila’s practice includes advising on complex global privacy compliance issues, negotiating data protection agreements, and drafting policies that comply with applicable privacy and data protection frameworks. Leila advises clients at all stages of development, ranging from emerging companies to Fortune 10 companies, across a broad array of industry sectors.

Leila has extensive knowledge and experience with U.S. state privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), and Washington My Health My Data Act, and U.S. federal privacy laws, such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM). She also counsels clients through data security incidents to ensure compliance with state data breach notification laws and conducts privacy due diligence reviews related to acquisitions, asset sales, and related corporate transactions.

During law school, Leila volunteered as a legal advocate with the University of Washington’s Immigrant Families Advocacy Project, where she assisted in obtaining U visas for her clients. Leila continues to maintain an active pro bono practice through her work fighting for veterans’ rights, assisting asylum seekers with interview preparation, and preparing documents for submission on behalf of nonprofits to ensure appropriate tax exemptions.

Leila was honored as a Washington “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2022 and 2023.

Bar admissionsWashington
  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law 2019
    magna cum laude
  • B.A., Western Washington University 2010
    cum laude

Memberships And Affiliations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)