Alexandra Vesalga, CIPP/US

lawyer in San Francisco, California

I'm a California attorney and consultant focused on privacy. I am deeply passionate about privacy and data ethics and have worked with companies of all sizes and maturations to help them maximize the value of their data while reducing risk and maintaining user trust.

I have several years of rich, dedicated experience in privacy, including as Privacy Attorney for FLEX by Fenwick and West; Principal Consultant for Privacy Panacea, a boutique firm providing strategic data privacy and compliance evaluations and advice; Attorney for the California Office of the Attorney General, Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit, where I investigated and litigated privacy matters on behalf of the People and State of California; and Senior Policy Analyst at TRUSTe. Prior to that, I was in house at various technology companies.

In law school, I earned my specialization certificate in Intellectual Property with honors and served as Editor-in-Chief of Golden Gate University Law Review, which fostered my tremendous appreciation of academia, writing, editing, teaching, and working with others. My own Law Review article, which focuses on Fourth Amendment issues related to geolocational data in social media can be found at 43 GOLDEN GATE UNIV. L. REV. 459 (2013). Today, I serve on Golden Gate University School of Law's Intellectual Property Law Advisory Board.

I am a certified yoga teacher and also enjoy running, philosophy, music, art, ballet, architecture, and writing.

  • Education
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Golden Gate University School of Law, 2013.
    • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, San Francisco State University, 2007.