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Leila J. Javanshir

I aim for a holistic approach to compliance, security, and privacy as a way to efficiently protect clients amidst the rising risk of data breaches and vulnerabilities. With an eye on our digital age, I am a passionate speaker and writer on the cross-sections between data protection, privacy, and intellectual property. Quotation mark
Leila J. Javanshir
Leila J. Javanshir
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About Leila

Leila Javanshir is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP-US) and a member of the firm’s business practice. Leila began her career with the firm as a summer associate in 2017 and assists with matters involving privacy, data security, intellectual property, vendor contracting, and federal and state regulatory compliance. A significant part of Leila’s practice includes providing privacy compliance advice and drafting consumer-facing privacy policies and terms that comply with applicable privacy and data protection frameworks.

Leila has extensive knowledge and experience with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and has assisted numerous clients with compliance. Leila also guides many of her clients through data security incidents to ensure their compliance with state notification laws.

Leila also works closely with the firm’s intellectual property team handling trademark and copyright matters. She advises a wide range of clients at all stages of the trademark protection process and regularly prepares trademark clearance search reports, responses to USPTO office actions, coexistence agreements, and cease and desist letters on behalf of our clients. She also assists clients in dealing with oppositions and responding to demand letters.

As a law student, Leila volunteered as a legal advocate with the University of Washington’s Immigrant Families Advocacy Project, where she assisted in obtaining U visas for her clients.

Prior to law school, Leila worked as a patent paralegal at an international law firm and served as a paralegal and investigator assistant with the King County Department of Public Defense.

Representative Experience

  • Privacy & Data Security Plus
    • Routinely counsel a variety of clients on proposed marketing initiatives, including TCPA-compliant text messaging campaigns.

    • Regularly counsel clients through data security incidents, including minimizing legal risk, identifying notification and disclosure obligations, and providing notice to affected individuals, regulators, and others where applicable.

    • Counsel clients regarding the CCPA, including assistance with internal and external compliance and vendor management.

    • Regularly draft and negotiate vendor agreements for financial institutions, which include complex issues regarding non-public personal information, data transfer, and PCI DSS.

    • Counseled national health services nonprofit on proper data collection and use practices to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, including GDPR, TCPA, and HIPAA.

    • Advised professional sports team on the implementation of internal and external policies related to the TCPA, CCPA, GDPR, CAN-SPAM, and data collection and use practices.

    • Regularly draft and negotiate trademark coexistence agreements.

    • Assist a wide variety of clients in obtaining and enforcing intellectual property protection by preparing trademark search reports, responding to USPTO office actions, and drafting and responding to cease and desist letters.

    • Advised world-renowned art studio on copyright issues, including art “publication,” documenting works made for hire, and protecting unrealized work.

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Education

  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2019
    • Symposium Chair, Seattle University Law Review
  • University of Washington, Paralegal Certification Program, 2012
  • B.A., Western Washington University, sociology, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2019
         

     

Activities

Professional Plus
  • King County Bar Association, member
  • Washington State Bar Association, member

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