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 and Data Innovation
  • Litigation & IP
  • Processi
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Supreme Court & Appellate
  • Difesa class action
  • Risoluzione contenziosi e vertenze complesse
  • Contenzioso titoli
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Technology & Innovation
  • California Consumer Privacy Act

Michelle Visser Partner

San Francisco; Boston

When faced with an incident, companies call Michelle for crisis response with an eye toward potential litigation. Clients also look to Michelle for privacy and cybersecurity advice before a crisis is at hand. Michelle regularly takes the lessons learned from litigating privacy and cybersecurity matters to provide clients with proactive advice on how to structure their privacy and cybersecurity programs and incident response plans in ways designed to reduce legal exposure. Michelle is ranked as Up and Coming by Chambers USA Privacy and Data Security in 2020 for being equally capable in both compliance and enforcement elements of privacy regulation.

For her role in representing companies that have faced some of the most high-profile cybersecurity incidents and litigation to date, Michelle has been named an Up and Coming lawyer by Chambers USA since 2020, a Next Generation Lawyer by The Legal 500 in 2019, one of the “40 Under 40” in 2018 by the Global Data Review and a “Rising Star” by Law360 in 2015. She was also recognized as one of the “Women Leaders in Technology Law” by The San Francisco Recorder in 2015. Michelle is ranked by Chambers as Band 3 for USA Privacy & Data Security: Litigation and as Up and Coming for USA Privacy and Data Security: General for being equally capable in both compliance and enforcement elements of privacy regulation.

Michelle is also regularly turned to for defense against other types of class actions and complex litigation with experience in defending companies against securities, antitrust, and other commercial claims.