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Baker Botts’ Lawyer Cynthia J. Cole Named a 2019 “California Trailblazer” by The Recorder


PALO ALTO, June 25, 2019 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international technology and energy law firm, is proud to announce that Palo Alto-based special counsel Cynthia J. Cole has been honored as one of The Recorder's 2019 “California Trailblazers.” The awards recognize attorneys “who have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancement of their practice .… highlighting those that are sincerely thought leaders and innovators.”

Ms. Cole, a member of the firm’s Corporate Department, was honored for her work building a transactional data privacy practice at Baker Botts. Cynthia, a former CEO and general counsel, who practiced law for almost 8 years in Paris, is uniquely positioned to advise clients on global data privacy and the related evolving business issues.

Ms. Cole represents global companies in cross-border technology transactions, deals and M&A, big data, data sharing and IP licensing, often creating bespoke agreements in novel technology fields. She works with clients to implement data privacy compliance tools, especially the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She is certified as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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