Mark Mao & Sheila Pham – August 29, 2016


Hsiao (Mark) Mao is a lawyer in the Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy and Business Litigation practices of Troutman Sanders. Mark’s practice focuses primarily on emerging-technology companies, with a particular interest in their intellectual property and privacy (“cyber”) law needs. Mark has substantial experience advising and litigating on behalf of companies across a broad spectrum of industries, including consumer and enterprise software, database applications, e-commerce, data brokers, advertisers, social networking, mobile applications, and payment technologies, among others.

Mark has successfully defended numerous organizations through difficult intellectual property disputes, insider/shareholder disputes, and consumer-class actions where the regulatory and legal issues continue to evolve rapidly. Mark has advised companies throughout their product life cycles on emerging privacy law issues, in addition to handling their data breach needs.

Sheila Pham is a lawyer in the firm’s San Francisco office. She is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States (CIPP/US). Sheila’s practice areas include cybersecurity and information privacy and business litigation. She has litigated state and federal cases involving data breach class actions, violations of federal data privacy statutes such as the FCRA and DPPA, e-commerce, and payment technologies. She also has experience providing advice and counsel to companies relating to protection of information privacy, compliance, and data breach response.