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Alexandra Scott advises clients on a wide range of privacy and cybersecurity issues. 

Ms. Scott regularly assists clients with privacy issues before legislatures and enforcement agencies. In her legislative work, she helps clients strategically engage with policymakers during the drafting and amendment process to make their voices heard. Ms. Scott also proactively counsels clients on the substantive requirements introduced by new laws, as well as how to navigate the patchwork of existing privacy obligations. She also represents clients in responding to informal investigations and enforcement actions from federal and state regulators.

Ms. Scott also has experience representing clients in responding to a wide range of cybersecurity incidents, including advanced persistent threats targeting personal and financial information. Her practice includes assisting clients in strategically engaging with regulators who propose new cybersecurity principles, assessing breach notification obligations, and engaging with regulators in the wake of an incident.

  • Advises companies on state privacy law obligations, including those introduced by the California Privacy Rights Act.
  • Assisted clients engaging with state legislatures on new privacy proposals, including by drafting comments and talking points on their behalf.
  • Represents multiple companies in responding to data and cybersecurity incidents, including attacks by Advanced Persistent Threats targeting personal and financial information.
  • Represented clients before state regulators in matters related to data security incidents.
  • Representing a client before the Federal Trade Commission in a privacy and cybersecurity enforcement action.
  • Provides ongoing privacy and data protection advice to a number of companies; including on terms of use and privacy policies, and how to comply with state data breach notification laws.  
  • Counsels companies on privacy and cybersecurity due diligence issues in connection with major corporate transactions.
  • Conducted privacy audit of global social media applications and data retention audit of enterprise mobility application.
  • Advised global technology companies on the California Consumer Privacy Act, including how companies can leverage existing global procedures to comply with that legislation.
  • Counseled television journalists on privacy, defamation, copyright, and newsgathering issues.
  • Advised a large multi-faceted media company on compliance with advertising laws.

Pro Bono

  • Represented military veteran in CAVC proceedings.
  • Represents juvenile in immigration proceedings.
  • Represents petitioner in state clemency proceedings.
  • Represented domestic violence victim in restraining order proceedings.
  • Draft comments on behalf of non-profit in rulemaking procedure regarding biometric data.

Previous Experience

  • Hon. Stephen J. Reinhardt, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Judicial Extern