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April M. Strauss, J.D., CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM

April Strauss litigates complex federal and state class actions in the areas of privacy law/data security, the California False Claims Act, fraud, misleading advertising, and environmental contamination. She has been representing individuals and public interest groups  since 1992. She is adept at applying state and federal law to complex areas of science and technology, most frequently in the context of multi-party cases.

 

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Ms. Strauss also counsels businesses looking for assistance with a variety of e-commerce needs, including privacy law compliance. Leveraging her years of plaintiff-side litigation, she is able to keenly evaluate the business practices and marketing materials of organizations across a wide range of industries and geographies to help avoid liability for unlawful or unfair business practices.

 

Ms. Strauss’ CIPP/US, CIPP/E and CIPM credentials reflect her commitment and strong foundation in U.S. and EU privacy laws and regulations, and her understanding of the data protection rights and obligations imposed by the variety of sectoral and comprehensive laws that govern each of these jurisdictions. They also demonstrate her understanding of privacy program governance and the skills necessary to manage a privacy program across all stages of its operational life cycle.


Examples of Reported Cases 

San Francisco Unified School District ex rel. Contreras v. First Student, Inc., 224 Cal. App. 4th 627 (2014)
San Francisco Unified School District ex rel. Contreras v. First Student, Inc., 213 Cal. App. 4th 1212 (2013)
San Francisco Unified School District ex rel. Contreras v. Laidlaw Transit, Inc., 182 Cal. App. 4th 438 (2010)
Kasky v. Nike, 27 Cal. 4th 939 (2002), cert. granted, 537 U.S. 1099 (2003), cert. dism. as improv. 
                          granted
, 539 U.S. 654 (2003) 
Day v. AT&T Corp., 63 Cal. App. 4th 325 (1998) 
People ex rel. Lungren v. Superior Court, 14 Cal. 4th 294 (1996) (amicus) 
Richmond v. Allstate Ins. Co., 847 F. Supp. 447 (S.D. Cal. 1995)
Mangini v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 7 Cal. 4th 1057 (1994)
Mangini v. J. G. Durand International, 31 Cal. App. 4th 214 (1994)



Education 
Georgetown University Law Center, Doctor of Law (JD), cum laude, 1989 – 1992 
International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award - 1992 



Bar Admissions & Select Memberships
California State Bar Member, June 1992 – Present 
CIPP/US - Certified Information Privacy Professional (US Concentration) - 
                   IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals 
CIPP/E - Certified Information Privacy Professional (EU Concentration) - IAPP 
CIPM - Certified Information Privacy Manager - IAPP