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Oliver Kiefer

Oliver Kiefer


Oliver Kiefer is a litigator who focuses his practice on data privacy and cybersecurity. He has experience defending clients against claims brought under numerous federal and state statutes, including the California Invasion of Privacy Act and Video Privacy Protection Act.

Oliver holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional / U.S. (CIPP/US) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and has experience advising on cybersecurity issues in both private practice and within the U.S. Department of Defense.

Bar admissionsCaliforniaMinnesotaWisconsin
CourtsUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitUnited States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaUnited States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaUnited States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaUnited States District Court for the District of MinnesotaUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin


Oliver has defended companies against CIPA, VPPA, TCPA and other privacy and cybersecurity class actions. He also has experience defending class actions in hospitality and pharmaceutical cases.

Oliver began his career serving on active duty with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps. There, Oliver litigated criminal and administrative proceedings and led government investigations involving property loss, misconduct, injury, and death. He deployed as the sole Navy legal advisor for three ships in the Middle East and East Asia and was also stationed abroad for over two years. Oliver continues to serve as a reserve officer in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps.

  • J.D., University of St. Thomas, 2012
    magna cum laude
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin, 2008

Pro Bono

Oliver is active in pro bono efforts to improve conditions of confinement in the San Diego County Jails, as well as efforts to provide pro bono legal services to veterans.


Co-Author, “Privacy Considerations for Employers Collecting Employee Vaccine Data” California Lawyers Association Privacy Law Section News and Updates, September 28, 2021

Clerk Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Oliver was a law clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.


Oliver served on Active Duty with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps from 2012-2020. He continues to serve in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps Reserve.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals