IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2021

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Conference | October.22.2021 | 3:45pm - 4:45pm (Pacific Daylight Time)

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Michelle Visser, a partner in Orrick’s Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, will be a speaker at the “Don’t Check Your Privilege: Keep Forensic Reports Privileged & Confidential” panel at IAPP’s Privacy Security Risk 2021 Conference. Michelle together with the other panelists will discuss how to structure a forensics investigation and craft report language to preserve confidentiality as well as the best ways to handle internal and external communications and minimize the risk of waiver. They will also address the latest recommendations with regard to two-track investigations and joint defense agreements.


  • Michelle Visser, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Jennifer Archie, CIPP/US, Partner - Litigation & Trial, Latham & Watkins
  • James Perry, Senior Director, Incident Response, CrowdStrike
  • Mark Smith, CIPP/C, CIPP/US, CIPM, Principal Legal Analyst, Privacy & Data Security, Bloomberg Law

CLE Credits Available: Y


  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Finance Sector
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Litigation & IP
  • (Schieds ) Gerichtsverfahren
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Supreme Court & Appellate
  • Class Action Defense
  • Komplexe Streitfälle & Streitbeilegung
  • Wertpapierrechtsstreitigkeiten
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Behördliche Untersuchungen und Vollstreckungsmaßnahmen
  • Technology & Innovation
  • California Consumer Privacy Act

Michelle Visser Partner

San Francisco

Michelle’s dedication to these cutting-edge areas of the law and technology over the past 20 years has earned her recognition from Chambers for Privacy & Data Security Litigation and as an up-and-coming lawyer in Privacy & Data generally – where she is described as “equally capable in both compliance and enforcement elements of privacy regulation.”

As a litigator, Michelle is adept at developing novel legal arguments to protect clients in a world where innovation is outpacing regulation. She brings deep experience representing companies in regulatory investigations, data breach and privacy litigation involving the increasing web of statutes that pose statutory damages exposure to companies, such as the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA), the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), and the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA), and other complex commercial claims. As a crisis manager, she also represents companies in incident response and enjoys working with diverse groups of stakeholders to mitigate business and reputational risks and achieve positive outcomes.

Michelle resides in California with her three children.