Alexa Smith has broad experience in privacy compliance for a number of global and national clients as well as the NHS and other public bodies. Alexa undertakes a wide range of data protection, e-commerce, cyber security and direct marketing work including advising clients on how to manage privacy risk on a global basis.

She brings 10 years’ in-depth regulatory in house experience, having previously worked for Aviva, a leading UK insurer, where latterly she worked on implementation of its GDPR programme. Alexa therefore has first hand familiarity of the practical issues faced by in house counsel in understanding the many operational and commercial drivers at play when managing legal risk in a business.

Alexa helps to coordinate DLA Piper’s What In-house Lawyers Need (WIN) setup in Leeds which facilitates knowledge sharing and networking among the regional in house community.