Overview

Dhara Shah is an associate in the Intellectual Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office.

Areas of Practice

Dhara Shah focuses her practice on data privacy and cybersecurity law, with an emphasis on comprehensive data privacy laws, including the CCPA and GDPR. Dhara’s proficiency with a wide range of programming languages allows her to engage with clients’ in-house and operational teams to identify and handle the legal aspects of highly technical issues.

Dhara counsels clients on global data privacy and cybersecurity compliance, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and similar laws regulating the collection, use, and handling of data and personal information. She also assists clients with tactics and strategies to respond to security breach incidents and drafts and negotiates data use provisions, SaaS agreements, and data protection agreements.

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Dhara worked at a law firm as a privacy and cybersecurity associate, and spent a year during law school assisting with a full lifecycle CCPA implementation for an emerging tech start up in Chicago, including analyzing data protection addendums and data mapping.

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Privacy Law Blog Posts

Education

J.D., Loyola University Chicago, 2020, Dean's Merit Scholar

B.S. & B.A., Arizona State University (Barrett, the Honors College), 2017, Presidential Scholar; Dean's List

Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
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