LAUREN GALLO WHITE
Lauren Gallo White is an associate in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she specializes in internet litigation and counseling.
Lauren represents internet and digital media companies in complex, high-stakes litigation related to online speech, privacy, and intellectual property. She has significant experience litigating cases in both federal and state court, including managing all phases of litigation and authoring numerous successful trial and appellate briefs. Her practice focuses on matters raising novel legal questions involving Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the First Amendment, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Wiretap Act, and the Video Privacy Protection Act. Lauren regularly advises clients regarding product design, product marketing, and general operations, including matters relating to content hosting, removal, and filtering, as well as decisions about data use and management.
Prior to joining the firm, Lauren clerked for the Honorable Mary H. Murguia of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Honorable William F. Kuntz, II of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Previously, she worked as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and as an intern at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.SELECT REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:
- Counsel for Google and YouTube in cases challenging YouTube's decisions to remove or limit access to online content, including e-ventures v. Google and Prager University v. Google
- Counsel for Google and YouTube in cases demanding removal of online content, including Gonzalez v. Google, Crosby v. Twitter et al., and Taamneh v. Twitter et al.
- Counsel for BJC HealthCare in putative class action alleging violations of the Wiretap Act and related privacy laws, Smith v. Facebook, Inc., et al.
- Counsel for online advertising, digital media, and internet companies in putative class actions alleging violations of privacy and consumer protection laws (e.g., In re Nickelodeon Consumer Privacy Litigation)
- Authored numerous amicus briefs on behalf of internet companies and public interest groups in high-profile cases involving intellectual property, privacy, and free speech rights on the internet (e.g., Fox News Network, LLC v. TVEyes Inc.; Woodhull v. United States; United States v. Microsoft; West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency)
- J.D., Columbia University School of Law
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Recipient, Andrew D. Fried Memorial Prize for Best Student Essay on Intellectual Property Law; Editor-in-Chief, The Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts
- B.A., Rhetoric and English, University of California, Berkeley
Phi Beta Kappa, With High Distinction in General Scholarship, With Honors in Rhetoric
- Honored with a "Commitment to Justice Award" by Her Justice (formerly InMotion) in 2013 for her successful pro bono representation of a mother seeking custody and child support in the New York Family Court
- Recipient, WSGR Pro Bono Service Award, 2016-2018
- Co-author with D. Bish, "Ninth Circuit Narrowly Defines 'Personally Identifiable Information' Under the VPPA," WSGR Data Advisor, January 24, 2018
- Co-author with J.S. Liebman, et al., The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution, Columbia University Press, 2014
- "The (Im)possibility of 'Standard Technical Measures' for UGC Websites," 34(2) The Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts 283-315, 2011
- State Bar of California
- State Bar of Massachusetts
- State Bar of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit