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Cassandra Gaedt-Sheckter is a senior associate in the Palo Alto office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She practices in the firm’s Litigation Department, with a focus on data privacy and cybersecurity litigation and counseling, patent litigation, and trade secret disputes.
Ms. Gaedt-Sheckter has substantial experience advising companies on privacy and cybersecurity issues, including relating to legal and regulatory compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rules (COPPA), and other federal, state, and international laws and regulations. She also has extensive experience counseling on data breach response management and notification concerns, and privacy and cybersecurity compliance risk assessments. Ms. Gaedt-Sheckter further represents clients across industries—including consumer product, software, manufacturing, home appliance service, and healthcare companies—in the context of product and program development, merger and acquisition privacy and cybersecurity due diligence, and pre-litigation negotiation.
Ms. Gaedt-Sheckter also represents leading technology companies in federal and state courts throughout the country, on a variety of technologies, including relating to social media, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, mobile gaming, telecommunications, enterprise software, and consumer electronics. She has significant experience in all aspects of litigation—particularly relating to privacy, cybersecurity, and patent claims—serving as lead associate on expert and fact discovery and pre-trial hearings and briefing, and participating in multiple bench and jury trials. Ms. Gaedt-Sheckter is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent attorney, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).
Ms. Gaedt-Sheckter maintains a significant pro bono practice as well, including successfully obtaining asylum for a Chinese immigrant, representing families in conservatorship proceedings, and advising non-profit and research companies on privacy programs and policies.
Select notable engagements include:
Ms. Gaedt-Sheckter received her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2011, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, she served as President of the Health Law Society and was selected to the Moot Court Honors Program. In 2008, Ms. Gaedt-Sheckter graduated cum laude from University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology, and a minor in Political Science.
Ms. Gaedt-Sheckter is a member of the State Bar of California.
University of California - Los Angeles - 2011 Juris Doctor
University of California - Los Angeles - 2008 Bachelor of Science