About the Author


Liisa Thomas is a partner at the global law firm of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, and co-lead of the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice.


Liisa, who was born in Finland, and has lived in France, Egypt, and Spain, frequently coordinates global privacy matters for her clients.  Clients value her knowledge of business systems outside of the US. With her help, clients are able to navigate thorny data breach disclosure issues, use emerging interactive advertising techniques, and create compliant security programs while effectively managing their legal risks.


Liisa has been recognized by the Leading Lawyers Network, Chambers, and Legal 500. She has been praised by clients for her “superb advertising and privacy law practice,” and her “encyclopedic mind.”  She is described by those she works with as “remarkably perceptive,” and they appreciate her ability to “explain issues and get to the heart of the matter.”


Outside of her daytime law practice, Liisa is on the adjunct faculty of Northwestern University Law School, teaching privacy law.  She is also an avid sailboat racer, and a member of the Chicago Bar Association Orchestra, an orchestra made up of lawyers, judges, and others in the legal industry.

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