Brandy Worden,
CIPP/US, CIPP/E

310.229.5424

Experience

Brandy Worden’s litigation and counseling practice spans a number of industries and matter types, including high-stakes insurance coverage with damages exceeding one hundred million dollars, cybersecurity and privacy, appellate, real estate, commercial litigation, products liability, contract disputes, and complex construction.

Litigation Practice

Brandy’s litigation philosophy emphasizes client goals whether that calls for litigation through trial and appeals, or informal resolution. Her 360-degree view on civil litigation includes: 1) Representation of plaintiffs/defendants from individuals to Fortune 100 companies, including first chairing at trial, successfully drafting and arguing dispositive motions, extensive deposition experience, and so forth; 2) The view from the bench gained while externing for Judge Illston of the Northern District of California; 3) A regulatory perspective while clerking for federal agencies, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission; and 4) The in-house perspective gained while serving as interim regional counsel for a Fortune 100 company managing commercial litigation across 13 states.

This combination of experience provides the wealth of unique insights Brandy uses to handle a wide range of litigation matters.

Insurance, Cybersecurity and Privacy Counseling Practice

Brandy counsels clients regarding insurance issues across various types of insurance policies and risks. She also assists with a number of risk management issues, including conducting coverage analyses and drafting policy provisions.

Brandy also brings her passion about law and technology into her counseling practice. As a CIPP/US, CIPP/E, and Harvard-certified cyber risk management professional, she counsels clients regarding cybersecurity, data breach response, online customer disputes, vendor risk management and agreements, privacy policies, government privacy investigations, cyber incident response planning, and best privacy business practices.

In law school, Brandy gained exposure to advertising and privacy regulations working for the Federal Trade Commission. She founded the Consumer Law Association and held leadership positions at the Hastings Communications & Entertainment Law Journal where she published articles concerning technology and privacy issues, and led a cyber law symposium.

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Drafted GDPR consent agreement for global cosmetics company.

Assisted drafting cybersecurity provisions of client’s vendor agreements. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Drafted cyber incident response planning and information security policies for a law firm. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Counseled hospitality client through data breach response best practices and reporting and notification requirements. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Successfully opposed a motion to compel arbitration of a domestic dispute internationally both at the state court and appellate levels.  (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

First chaired a pro bono trial and successfully obtained emergency custody and support orders for a victim of domestic violence. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Successfully filed and argued a motion for summary adjudication largely resolving the liability claims in a property dispute matter. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Served as interim regional counsel for a retail Fortune 100 company, managing commercial litigation across 13 states. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented a developer client and successfully opposed a motion for summary judgment filed by a grader subcontractor regarding an alleged “as-is” provision in the contract. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

  • “Outstanding Volunteer Award,” San Francisco Bar Association (2010)

  • Bay Area Legal Aid – Family Law Clinic, Volunteer (2014-2017)
  • Consumer Debt Defense and Education Clinic, Volunteer (2009-2012)
  • School-to-College Program, Volunteer Mentor (2009-2011)
  • Hastings Associated Students for Kids, Volunteer (2009-2011)
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Education
  • University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D. (2011); Hastings Communications & Entertainment Law Journal, Staff Editor (2009-2010), Executive Symposium Editor (2010-2011)
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A. in Political Science, Minor in Literature & Writing (2008)
Professional Associations
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Women in Security and Privacy
  • California Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Certifications
  • Cybersecurity Certification: Managing Risk in the Digital Age, Harvard University (2018)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe, The International Association of Privacy Professionals (2018)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States, The International Association of Privacy Professionals (2017)

  • Interview contributor, “New Financial Services Cyber Laws Lay Responsibility on Boards,” Agenda Week of the Financial Times (August 7, 2017)

  • Cyber Insurance 101
    Minnesota Claim Managers Association Meeting, Eden Prairie, Minnesota (November 6, 2019) 
  • Ransomware Attack Survival Guide for Businesses
    Builder’s Update, Pacific Club, Newport Beach, California  (February 14, 2018)
  • Making the Most of Your Cyber Insurance
    Orange County Bar Association, Insurance Law Section, Newport Beach, California  (December 12, 2017)
  • Master of Ceremonies, Web 3.0: Online Privacy Law, Politics and Business Issues of the New Decade
    University of California Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal Symposium, San Francisco, California (September 23, 2010)

  • CCPA Expert Bar 
    IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019 Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (September 25, 2019)
  • Fencing in Personal Data to Minimize Risks of Privacy Class and Regulatory Actions
    AI Legal Summit: Solutions for Averting IP and Privacy Litigation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, San Carlos, California (May 9, 2019)
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