Joshua (Josh) Beser is a corporate partner in the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he brings over a decade of executive-level, in-house operating experience at consumer brands and technology and life sciences companies.
Amy Candido is a trial lawyer who focuses on high-stakes, complex intellectual property matters. She has extensive experience litigating patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and other IP in “bet the company” cases nationwide on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Amy has tried numerous jury and bench trials, securing courtroom victories in a variety of difficult cases. Her trial victories include The National Law Journal’s Top Verdict of 2014 and three complete defense verdicts in the Eastern District of Texas.
Barath Chari is a partner in Wilson Sonsini’s San Francisco office. Barath represents technology companies at all stages of growth, from bootstrapped start-ups to leading global enterprises, in complex business transactions involving technology and intellectual property. He also has deep experience in assisting technology companies and their investors with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and financing matters. A Washington, D.C., transplant resident in the firm’s San Francisco office, Barath understands how the federal government transacts with technology companies, and helps technology companies sell products to federal government customers and collaborate with the federal government on research and development. He also leverages his pre-law experience as a software engineer to provide informed legal advice on technical topics such as open source software.
Laura De Boel is a partner in the Brussels office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she is a member of the privacy and cybersecurity practice. She assists clients on all matters related to EU data regulations including:
Jordan R. Jaffe is a partner in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on high-stakes intellectual property disputes, including patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark litigation. Jordan has expertise in the emerging technologies sector, especially artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles. Jordan’s recent experience includes representing Waymo against Uber regarding self-driving technology, representing Google against Sonos regarding alleged smart speaker technology, and representing multiple cybersecurity companies in trade secret litigation. Leveraging his background in computer science, Jordan regularly leads teams in litigation concerning a variety of complex technologies from prelitigation through trial.
Maneesha Mithal is a privacy and cybersecurity partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She is an internationally recognized expert on privacy and data security, having led the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Division of Privacy and Identity Protection prior to joining the firm. In this capacity, Maneesha oversaw a team of 40 lawyers responsible for the enforcement of privacy and security laws and the development of policy positions in emerging areas such as artificial intelligence, facial recognition, biometrics, and connected cars, as well as health privacy, children’s privacy, ransomware, and the intersection of privacy and competition. She was also responsible for enforcing the Fair Credit Reporting and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Safeguards Rule. She led the negotiation of numerous privacy and data security settlements and managed the first litigated FTC decisions on cybersecurity issues. Maneesha also worked with congressional staff on federal privacy legislation, with state attorney general offices on joint investigations, and with other federal and international agencies on a variety of initiatives.
Eli Richlin practices in the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he maintains a broad practice focused on litigation pending in New York federal and state courts covering general commercial matters, intellectual property disputes, white collar criminal defense and internal investigations, and government and regulatory enforcement proceedings.
Tracy Shapiro is a partner in Wilson Sonsini’s San Francisco office, where she advises on privacy, data security, and advertising issues, and defends clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general, Senate and House congressional committees, and self-regulatory bodies.