Dominique R. Shelton Leipzig


Privacy and cybersecurity partner Dominique Shelton Leipzig co-chairs Perkins Coie’s Ad Tech Privacy & Data Management practice. She provides strategic privacy and cyber-preparedness compliance counseling, and defends, counsels and represents companies on global data security compliance, data breaches, and investigations with an eye towards litigation avoidance. Dominique frequently conducts privacy- and cyber-related trainings for senior leadership, corporate boards and audit committees regarding risk identification and mitigation.

She leads companies in legal assessments of data security, cyber preparedness and compliance with such regulations as the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), HIPAA, the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Dominique has significant experience leading investigations related to data and forensic breaches.  She has steered investigations for a range of companies, including for national retailers, financial institutions, health and wellness enterprises, media companies and others.

Dominique also advises companies on global privacy and data security, particularly on EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Her background includes advising on European, Asian and South American privacy and security compliance projects for U.S.-based and overseas companies. In addition, she counsels on strategies for related legal compliance and vendor management in cross-border transfers.