Partner, Gagnier Margossian LLP
Since 2006, I have been a partner at Gagnier Margossian LLP. Our firm is a hybrid law and public affairs firm. As partner of the Internet, Intellectual Property and Technology practice, I oversee our Information Privacy and IP Litigation offerings to our clients. My specialty is building privacy programs from the ground up, with a specialization in international privacy law and children's privacy.
Chief Executive Officer, TRAIL
My segue from the civic engagement space led to working on digital literacy issues at TRAIL. TRAIL has done everything from build online platforms to teach people how to use the Internet to starting advocacy campaigns like #ItsEasierThanYouThink. TRAIL is currently undergoing a transition to a non-profit, with a focus on the adoption of digital literacy policy and securing funding for digital literacy learning in the United States and abroad.
Adjunct Faculty, University of California Irvine School of Law
In addition to my private practice, I am an Adjunct Faculty member at UCI Law. I teach Privacy and Security in the Modern World and serve as Adjunct Clinical Faculty for the Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic. The focus of this work is directing students in the provision of startup counsel for companies who may be slightly non-traditional and not have access to a lawyer. Additionally, the Clinic works on issues relating to online harassment and cyber exploitation, providing some services for Without My Consent and independently creating resources for victims of these civil and criminal actions.
Board of Directors, Without My Consent
I serve on the Board of Directors for Without My Consent, an organization dedicated to providing information to victims of online harassment. As a practitioner in court dealing with these issues, non-consensual pornography and rampant harassment are simply new tools used to abuse others. The work of this organization is critical is bringing awareness to this issue as well as making sure victims have a place to visit online to figure out what they can do should find themselves subject to cyber exploitation.
I started volunteering on political campaigns in college and working in grassroots organizing in the higher education space. College affordability is extremely important to me. I was privileged to work at Mobilize.org during the 2008 election cycle as the Chief Information Officer. In 2014, I found myself facing an open seat in my Congressional district and ran for Congress in CA-35. I was also in a race for State Assembly in 2015, but decided to pursue other opportunities. Stay tuned for what's next.