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Cassandra Gaedt-Sheckter is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Palo Alto office, where she co-chairs the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) practice, and is a key member of the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation practice, including as the leader of the firm’s State Privacy Law Task Force. With extensive experience advising companies on AI, data privacy, and cybersecurity issues, Cassandra focuses on regulatory compliance counseling and privacy and AI program development, regulatory enforcement matters, and transactional representations. Cassandra advises clients in various industries, from leading tech companies and luxury fashion companies, to shipping giants.
Cassandra’s common engagements include:
Cassandra’s client work has led to significant industry recognition. To name a few, the Legal 500 recently recognized Cassandra for her work on “legal and regulatory compliance with the CPRA, GDPR and COPPA as well as other federal state regulations” in the firm’s United States Cyber Law (including Data Privacy and Data Protection) tier 2 ranking. She was also named as The Recorder’s 2022 Women Leaders in Tech Law list, which honors “the top women attorneys whose recent achievements have contributed to progress at technology companies and in the law.” Euromoney recognized her as a 2022 Rising Star in the Americas for Privacy and Data Protection. Expert Guides also lists Cassandra in its Rising Stars 2022 Guide, which recognizes the brightest and most talented practitioners under 40 in the area of business law and related practices. The Silicon Valley Business Journal named her to its 2022 40 Under 40 list, which honors “tremendously impressive young professionals, doing truly ground-breaking work.” Best Lawyers has recognized Cassandra as One to Watch since 2021 for Technology Law.
Cassandra is also a prominent thought leader in the fields of AI and privacy. She has played a key role in publishing dozens of the firm’s client alerts on these topics, such as “10 Evolving AI Compliance Considerations for Employers,” co-writing a chapter on “United States: Artificial Intelligence,” which was published in the Global Data Review Insight Handbook for three years straight, serving as Chair of the Practicing Law Institute’s annual AI program in 2023, and forthcoming in 2024, and providing numerous expert insight quotations and articles in legal publications. Her expertise and leadership in the AI and privacy space enable her to stay at the forefront of regulatory trends and legal changes. Cassandra also maintains a significant pro bono practice, particularly relating to the field.
Cassandra is Gibson Dunn’s Palo Alto office Hiring Partner, and Professional Development Committee Member. She is a member of the State Bar of California, a licensed patent attorney, and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).
Cassandra received her law degree from the UCLA Law in 2011, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and graduated undergrad with a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology, and a minor in Political Science.
University of California - Los Angeles - 2011 Juris Doctor
University of California - Los Angeles - 2008 Bachelor of Science