Kate Berry is a member of the firm's technology, communications, privacy, and security group where she helps clients navigate and comply with state, federal, and international privacy laws, including the GDPR, CCPA, CPRA, VCDPA, CPA, COPPA, and FERPA. She counsels a variety of clients, including technology companies, communications companies, educational institutions, retailers, and non-profit organizations, on the creation and maintenance of strong data privacy and information governance practices.
Faced with rapidly changing policy and regulatory environments, Kate's clients count on her to help them understand and react to proposed privacy legislation and administrative rulemaking. She also maintains an active product counselling practice, supporting clients' efforts through the lifecycle of their products and services.
Kate has particular interest and experience addressing the unique privacy and other regulatory considerations related to biometric data, facial recognition technology, and artificial intelligence. Kate's experience in technology transactions helps her understand the broader business concerns to deliver practical privacy and product guidance.
In addition to her technology and privacy work, Kate maintains an active pro bono practice, with particular focus on supporting the arts, women's rights, and voting rights. She is on the Board of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, a recipient of a Special Tony Award.
Helping clients design and implement tailored privacy programs that achieve compliance with complicated privacy laws and regulations while meeting business goals. Drawing from prior experiences as a technology product manager to communicate fluidly across complex legal, technical, and business considerations.
Supporting clients' efforts to transform their relationship with privacy laws: moving from merely building compliance to shaping privacy laws and regulations. Helping clients prepare proposed state and federal legislation, develop advocacy strategies, draft markup and responses to proposed legislation, and provide comments to administrative rulemaking.
Understanding new products and services to help clients successfully launch new initiatives. Offering 360-degree "issue spotting" to highlight compliance obligations and risk mitigation solutions.
Admitted to Practice
J.D., Columbia Law School, 2018
- Notes & Submissions Editor, Human Rights Law Review
- Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
B.A., Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies, Amherst College, 2012, magna cum laude
Memberships & Affiliations
- International Association of Privacy Professionals
- National Association of Women Lawyers
- Board of Directors, Broadway Advocacy Coalition, 2021-present
- Alumni Board, The Overlake School, 2019-present
- Associate, Technology Transactions & Privacy, Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, 2018-2020