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Katie Bies
San Francisco +1 415 591 7099 kbies@cov.com Download V-card

Katie Bies helps solve novel privacy and technology problems across a range of industries. Ms. Bies represents clients in a variety of complex government enforcement and regulatory matters as well as commercial litigation.

  • Advises clients about cutting-edge challenges to managing data privacy and cybersecurity risk, in areas such as: online behavioral advertising, biometric data collection, data breach disclosures, and email and text message marketing.
  • Represents a global technology company in government investigations of a data breach.
  • Advised a media and technology company on potential legal, regulatory and reputational risks associated with its collection and use of geolocation data.
  • Analyzed and advised on the privacy and cybersecurity practices of a company targeted for potential acquisition.

Pro Bono

  • Providing ongoing representation in class action bail reform litigation.
  • Drafted Supreme Court amicus brief in support of criminal defendant in Orr v. United States.
  • Assisted the nation’s oldest nonprofit investigative news organization with drafting a privacy policy and terms of service, and advised on republication and subpoena guidelines as well as data retention and data security best practices.

Previous Experience

  • Brownsville Ascend Charter School, Teacher (2012-2014)