Head of West Coast Office
Head of West Coast Office
Anna Hsia maintains a diverse practice counseling clients on product development and privacy issues, and litigating complex business disputes. Her broad clientele includes entrepreneurs, online gaming companies, cloud computing companies, biotechnology companies, and multinational corporations.
As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Anna assists clients with navigating the complex web of privacy laws and regulations that apply to existing and new technologies. From counseling clients on consumer-facing privacy policies and terms of service to working with business teams to mitigate risk associated with new product offerings, Anna provides practical advice to resolve difficult legal issues. Anna also works with business-to-business clients on transactional issues arising from licensing and reseller arrangements. She has guided clients on compliance with regulations such as the TCPA, HIPAA, COPPA, state-specific privacy regulations, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Anna has also counseled clients on compliance with European privacy regulations and cross-border data transfers.
As part of her litigation practice, Anna guides clients through complex disputes. She has broad experience litigating claims involving unfair competition allegations, false advertising, and other privacy-related claims in federal and state court. Anna has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in consumer class actions, including defense of class actions involving the TCPA. She has also assisted clients with federal and state regulatory investigations, and with guiding clients through data breach responses.
Anna is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She has been published by the American Bar Association, the Daily Journal, and Financier Worldwide. Her speaking engagements include presentations at the Stanford Ecommerce Best Practices Conference and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s CLE Expo.
Prior to joining ZwillGen, Anna litigated a variety of business disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants. She developed experience in contract disputes, consumer financial services litigation, securities litigation, trademark, and trade secret actions. While a member of Goodwin Procter’s privacy and data security group, Anna counseled clients on compliance with federal, state, and international privacy laws.
Anna received her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she served as an Editor-in-Chief and Outreach Editor of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review.
Anna’s services are offered to clients through ZwillGen Law LLP, an affiliate of ZwillGen PLLC.
In this episode, Anna Hsia, Chris Riley, Gus Hurwitz, Thomas Hazlett, and Matthew R.A. Heiman discuss the implications of internet privacy legislation on innovation, small businesses, and consumer protection.Listen to this podcast
Today’s regulatory landscape presents challenges for public and private entities. Private actors are often faced with conflicting, ambiguous, or altogether absent regulatory frameworks. Is it possible for them to overcome these challenges while delivering the creativity and innovation the marketplace demands? How can government regulators and legislators avoid stifling opportunity, function more efficiently, and enact and enforce sensible and effective regulatory schemes?
Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium, in partnership with the Regulatory Transparency Project, explored these vital questions from both the academic and practical perspectives. The first panel of the symposium focused on the General Data Protection and California Consumer Privacy Act.Watch this video