Biography

Divonne advises clients on a wide range of legal matters, with a particular focus on legal and policy matters involving state attorneys general (AGs). Divonne has extensive experience counseling major corporations through government investigations and litigation, as well as private litigation. She regularly represents Fortune 100 companies on high-stakes matters, and advises clients in a wide array of industries.

Divonne works with clients to avoid becoming the target of state investigations and to resolve issues before they become litigation. She is also an experienced legal advocate, ready to represent companies when litigation becomes inevitable.

In addition, Divonne regularly represents clients before state AGs and monitors policy and legal trends that may impact clients at The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG), and Democratic and Republican Attorneys General Associations (DAGA and RAGA).

With a particular interest in privacy and data-loss issues, Divonne uses her experience as an IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) to help clients develop policies and strategies for complying with data privacy laws, and implementing industry best practices.

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Businesses as one of the country's top attorneys in her field
  • Accredited as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) by the IAPP
  • Serves on the Education Advisory Board of IAPP
  • Experience as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and the George Washington University Law School (ADR and Negotiation Seminars)
  • Member, Law Firm Advisory Committee to the District of Columbia Office of Attorney General 

Publications

  • 14 June 2018 "DOJ and State AGs clash in Emoluments Clause arguments"
    Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog; Co-Author: Kimberly Chow
  • 22 May 2018 "Interview with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro"
    The Privacy Advisor; Co-Author: Kimberly Chow
  • 16 May 2018 "State AGs working toward cybersecurity safe harbor for businesses"
    Reed Smith Client Alerts; Co-Author: Kimberly Chow
  • 26 April 2018 "Arizona emerges as privacy innovator as its AG and Governor lead the charge"
    Technology Law Dispatch; Co-Authors: Kimberly Chow, Bretta T. Oluyede
  • 24 April 2018 "State Attorneys General Zero in on Elder Abuse, Health Services Industry Practices"
    Health Industry Washington Watch; Co-Authors: Kelley L. Chittenden, Kimberly Chow
  • 24 April 2018 "Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on federal breach laws, state pre-emption, and class actions"
    The Privacy Advisor; Co-Author: Kimberly Chow
  • 23 April 2018 "State Attorneys General Zero in on Elder Abuse, Financial Exploitation"
    Financial Regulatory Report; Co-Authors: Kelley L. Chittenden, Kimberly Chow
  • 3 April 2018 "A complete quilt: South Dakota and Alabama are final two states to enact data breach laws"
    Technology Law Dispatch; Co-Author: Bretta T. Oluyede

 

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