is a Founding Partner of InfoLawGroup LLP and a former partner with Proskauer, where she was Co-Chair of that firm's Privacy and Data Security practice group. She is the immediate past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. In 2009, Ms. Forsheit was named one of the Los Angeles Daily Journal's Top 100 women litigators in California.
Certified as an information privacy professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals ("IAPP"), she works with clients to address legal requirements and best practices for protection of customer and employee information. Ms. Forsheit advises companies, from multinationals to startups, on all aspects of privacy and data security compliance, contracts, policies and procedures (including complex regulatory schemes such as HIPAA and Gramm-Leach-Bliley). She negotiates cloud computing arrangements on behalf of enterprise customers, has advised on dozens of data security breaches, and represents organizations in FTC investigations involving privacy and data security. Ms. Forsheit brings her litigation experience and cloud computing and social media knowledge to bear in counseling clients on thorny issues in data management, information protection, and e-discovery.
Ms. Forsheit also has extensive experience handling complex commercial and appellate litigation for corporate and individual clients before federal and state courts at all levels. Her commercial litigation experience includes defense of a wide variety of commercial disputes including breach of contract, business tort, trademark infringement, fraud, employment, and antitrust claims, as well as the prosecution of claims for cybersquatting, copyright infringement, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Ms. Forsheit was part of the team that successfully petitioned the United States Supreme Court to grant certiorari, and obtained a landmark decision, in Johnson v. California, 125 S. Ct. 1141 (2005), resulting in a historic settlement with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation calling for the desegregation of California's prison system.
Ms. Forsheit is a member of the Bar of the State of California, and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Fourth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California.
Ms. Forsheit is a frequent writer and speaker, having presented at numerous America Bar Association and Practising Law Institute conferences, as well as the renowned annual RSA information security conference. She is a well-known blogger at www.infolawgroup.com
in the privacy and data security space, and has appeared on national and local television news programs, including Fox News and KTTV Channel 11, to address recent developments in this rapidly evolving legal area.
Ms. Forsheit is a 1997 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was a Senior Editor of the Journal of International Economic Law; she graduated, cum laude, from Duke University in 1994.