Overview

Wynter is a trusted advisor in the boardroom and a fierce advocate in the courtroom when businesses face issues found at the intersection of law, technology, and innovation. Clients depend on her ability to combine thoughtful legal analysis and strategy with an aggressive but practical “big picture” approach to litigation and compliance matters.

Wynter is an experienced trial lawyer who specializes in defending individual and class actions relating to privacy, consumer protection, cybersecurity, false advertising and unfair business practices, and data collection, use and storage practices (including breach-related litigation). Wynter has successfully defended claims brought under the California Invasion of Privacy Act, California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, Washington Privacy Act, Consumer Legal Remedies Act, California False Advertising Law, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Video Privacy Protection Act, and various other privacy, consumer protection, and cybersecurity-related state and federal laws and regulations. Wynter has significant experience in defending individual, class actions and arbitrations arising out of the use of chatbots, session replay technology, and other tracking technologies such as the Meta pixel. Wynter also defends clients from investigations and enforcement actions brought by federal and state regulators arising out of data breaches and/or data collection, use, sharing, and security practices.

Outside of the courtroom, Wynter designs global privacy and cybersecurity compliance programs that satisfy legal obligations while driving business value. Wynter’s experience includes:

  • Advising on compliance with state, federal and international privacy and data security laws including CCPA, GLBA, COPPA, BIPA, GDPR and UK GDPR.
  • Providing guidance on mitigating litigation and regulatory risks associated with the use of AI chatbots, session replay technology, and website tracking technologies.
  • Formulating practical strategies to mitigate the legal, regulatory and operational risks presented by data collection, use, storage and sharing practices.
  • Preparing for and responding to data security incidents.
  • Creating and delivering employee privacy and cyber awareness training.
  • Conducting privacy and cybersecurity compliance due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other corporate and strategic transactions.
  • Advising on the legal and regulatory aspects of developing and commercializing data-driven products and services, including in the areas of the internet of things (IoT), machine learning, digital media, AI, and blockchain.

Wynter is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal and business communities. She holds a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) designation from the National Diversity Council and regularly provides advice related to inclusive recruiting and talent management strategies and diverse leadership development programs. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Girls Inc. and Girls. Inc. of San Diego County. She also serves as pro-bono counsel to SunLaw — an organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of women in-house attorneys — and Native Son — an organization dedicated to elevating the voices, visibility, and lived experiences of Black gay/queer men.

Experience

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Representing nationwide health plan and hospital group in putative class action in California federal court alleging violations of Electronic Communications Privacy Act, California Information Privacy Act, Washington Privacy Act, Washington Healthcare Information Act, invasion of privacy, violation of the California constitutional right to privacy, breach of contract, and breach of implied contract arising out of use of session replay and website tracking technologies.
  • Representing insurance company in putative class action in California federal court alleging violations of California Information Privacy Act, invasion of privacy, and breach of implied contract arising out of use of chatbot technology.
  • Representing numerous companies in the retail, consumer products and technology industries in arbitrations alleging violations of California Information Privacy Act, invasion of privacy, and breach of implied contract arising out of use of chatbot technology.
  • Assisted publicly-traded company build and implement global privacy and cybersecurity compliance program.
  • Obtained dismissal of a putative nationwide class action against an e-commerce company arising out of a data security incident. Simultaneously resolved a state attorney general investigation into the company’s data management and security practices with no adverse action being taken against the company.
  • Defeated a class certification motion in a putative class action in California federal court alleging an event management company’s website disclosures and data collection practices violated the consumer legal remedies act, false advertising law, and unfair competition law.
  • Guided a managed IT services company through responding to a data security incident that resulted in a successful malware infection and ransomware attack against nearly all of its customers. Also successfully resolved third-party claims for indemnification from customers impacted by the incident.
  • Defended a registration and event management company in a putative class action in California state and federal courts alleging website disclosures and data collection practices violated the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law.
  • Assisted clients in a number of industries in developing email marketing campaigns, text message campaigns, pre-recorded call campaigns, and online information collection programs in compliance with CAN-SPAM and COPPA, among other laws.
  • Obtained terminating sanctions and nearly $4 million in monetary sanctions on behalf of CrossFit, Inc. in federal court trade libel, deceptive advertising, and unfair competition litigation against its direct competitor, the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • Represented Shari Redstone in highly contentious litigations in Delaware and Massachusetts concerning the corporate governance of Viacom, Inc., including the proper composition of the Viacom board. The settlement was hailed in the press as a complete victory for Shari Redstone and her father, Sumner Redstone. [The Los Angeles Times, “Viacom Power Struggle Ends With Shari Redstone Ushering in New Era for the Media Company”; The Los Angeles Times, “Viacom Struggle Ends: Shari Redstone at Helm: Daughter of Media Mogul ‘Pulled Off the Palace Coup’”; The Wall Street Journal, “Viacom and the Redstones Call it a Day”; The New York Times, “Fight for Viacom Is Said to End With the Redstones in Control.”]
  • Represented the board of directors of a broker-dealer in an internal investigation that resulted in discovery of multimillion-dollar fraud by senior executives. Secured seven-figure restitution award from perpetrators while ensuring that the client incurred no penalties or sanctions from regulatory authorities.

Honors

Honors

  • Woman of Influence in Law, San Diego Business Journal, 2023
  • Recognized Lawyer - Cyber Law, Legal 500 US, 2023
  • "Client Service All-Star," BTI Consulting, 2022

  • “Leader in the Law,” San Diego Business Journal, November 2020
  • “California Trailblazer,” The Recorder, October 2020
  • “Top Female Executive Under 40,” Databird Business Journal, March 2020
  • "Business Woman of the Year - Rising Star," San Diego Business Journal, September 2019
  • "50 Influential Leaders in San Diego," San Diego Daily Transcript, September 2019
  • "40 Under 40 Hot List," Benchmark Litigation,, September 2019
  • "40 Next Top Business Leaders Under 40," San Diego Business Journal, August 2019
  • "Top 40 Under 40," San Diego Daily Transcript, May 2019
  • "Most Influential Women in San Diego County," San Diego Daily Transcript, March 2019

Insights

Articles

Eye On Privacy

Class Action Defense Strategy Blog Posts

Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Retail Law Blog

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Data Beware! Class Actions in the Privacy and Data Sharing Space,” Class Action Threats in 2023 and Beyond Webinar Series, June 13, 2023.
  • Speaker, “Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Market Again…,” Ad Law Symposium, May 16, 2023.
  • Panelist, “Wait, A Privacy Violation Is Now A Security Incident?,” Privacy +Security Forum, May 11, 2023.
  • Panelist, “IR: Optimizing Communications and Action Between Legal and Tech Leaders,” RSA Conference, April 25, 2023.
  • Panelist, “Preparing for CPRA Litigation and Enforcement,” Privacy + Security Forum, November 2, 2022.
  • Panelist, “Top Five Priorities for Getting Your Privacy House in Order In 2022,” Association of Corporate Counsel – San Diego, April 22, 2022.
  • Speaker, How Providers Can Prepare for a Ransomware Attack, HIT Cybersecurity, HIMSS TV, May 20, 2021.
  • Moderator, Recent Developments and Best Practices in Data Breach Incident Response, Association of Corporate Counsel – San Diego, April 22, 2021.
  • Panelist, “Capabilities of Counsel During a Security Incident,” Nisos APT Legal Series, March 3, 2021.
  • Panelist, “OMG! We’ve Been Hacked,” Athena, March 2, 2021.
  • Panelist, “Five Key Developments in the Privacy and Data Security Sector in 2020 and Five Predictions for 2021,” Webinar, January 26, 2021.
  • Presenter, “The Nuts and Bolts of CCPA 2.0,” Webinar, June 10, 2020.
  • Speaker, Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege in a Digital World, Association of Corporate Counsel – San Diego, March 10, 2020.
  • Moderator, “Privacy and Information Security,” 2019 Private Funds Forum, September 26, 2019.
  • Speaker, “SOC 2 Audits and Cyber Litigation,” C-Suite Technology Dinner, February 27, 2019.
  • Keynote, “Identifying and Managing Cyber Risks,” CFO Roundtable, February 20, 2019.
  • Panelist, “Managing Cyber Risk,” Entrepreneurs’ Organization, February 19, 2019.
  • Panelist, “Cyber Risk: Do You Recognize Your Organization’s Vulnerability?,” Corporate Directors Forum, November 1, 2018.

Memberships

Memberships

  • Board of Directors, Girls Inc.
  • Corporate Counsel Women of Color
  • San Diego Women’s Foundation
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US)
  • National Association of Women Lawyers

Digital Media

Education

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2007

B.A., Roger Williams University, 2004

Admissions

  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
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