Suhna N Pierce has a rare combination of technical and legal competency. With extensive experience in the information technology industry providing infrastructure engineering and support services, she has deep knowledge of the technologies and processes used in enterprise settings. As an attorney, Suhna brings practical insight into the data security matters that the firm’s clients handle on a daily basis. She has worked with companies responding to regulatory inquiries regarding their privacy and data security practices, including Federal Trade Commission investigations following data security incidents.
Suhna also advises clients on complying with US and foreign privacy and data protection laws. She has helped clients develop privacy policies for website visitors and privacy notices for employees and customers; establish contracts relating to cross-border data transfer and protection obligations; and carry out registrations with data protection regulators. She has assisted clients with completing multi-jurisdictional surveys of privacy obligations, such as comparing different countries’ requirements for marketing communications. Suhna also has experience advising clients on privacy issues related to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance programmes.
Prior to her legal career, she worked as an IT systems engineer in a variety of environments, including Fortune 500 corporations, an IT consulting company and a not-for-profit organisation.