Emily is a partner at international law firm Simmons & Simmons and leads the firm’s recently launched US office in San Francisco. The new office does not practice US law and Emily is an English-qualified attorney who has worked in Silicon Valley for over five years advising fast-growth technology, fintech, and healthcare companies on data privacy, cyber security, and technology laws as they grow their businesses globally. Emily has been advising on data privacy and security issues for over 16 years and works with companies launching new products and services especially involving emerging technologies. Her experience includes carrying out GDPR compliance health checks, responding to regulatory investigations, data security incidents, and data subject requests and negotiating with customers and vendors. She also helps clients to find commercial solutions to address evolving international data transfer issues. She is CIPP/E certified and regularly speaks at conferences on data privacy and security matters.