Lori Y. Chiu

Lori Chiu is an associate in the firm's Oakland office and co-chair of the firm's eMatters practice group. By utilizing a cross-disciplinary approach to her practice, Ms. Chiu provides general counsel and legal guidance to clients in a variety of areas, including data privacy and security, technology transactions, business, facilities and real estate matters, charter school oversight, and litigation matters.

As co-chair of the firm's eMatters practice group, Ms. Chiu focuses her practice on matters related to data privacy, cybersecurity, and technology. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), as accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She represents clients in technology transactions, including software and information technology licensing and procurement, and negotiation of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and end-user license agreements.  She counsels clients on compliance with state, federal, and international privacy laws, development of privacy policies, cybersecurity incident response and related investigations, and data breach notification. She frequently provides professional development training to clients and presents at professional conferences on topics including data sharing, management and retention, privacy compliance, and responsible use of technology. 

Ms. Chiu also advises clients on all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisition and disposal of real property, preparation and negotiation of purchase and sale documents, due diligence review, and close of escrow. She also counsels clients on matters related to business transactions, facilities management, governance and leadership, and charter school oversight.  

Ms. Chiu earned her Juris Doctor degree at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she subsequently served as an Adjunct Professor of Law for several years while also practicing law.

While in law school, Ms. Chiu clerked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California and the Office of the United States Trustee.  She also chaired the USD Appellate Moot Court Board, competed in national moot court tournaments, and was a finalist in the Federal Bar Association Thurgood A. Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition.  She is a member of the Order of Barristers and has been awarded the Order of Barristers Statue of Justice for excellence in oral advocacy. Her legal writing has been published in the San Diego International Law Journal (SDILJ), and she also is a permanent member of the SDILJ.  Prior to law school, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with honors, from the University of California, Irvine.

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