James is a data privacy associate in the Licensing, Strategic Partnering and Commercial Transactions group.

James W. Gately
James W. Gately
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James W. Gately

James counsels clients on information privacy, cybersecurity, and compliance issues. He represents a wide variety of technology companies in consumer internet, software, telecommunications, and entertainment technology industries, as well as a number of leading venture capital firms.

James advises clients on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA), among other privacy and cybersecurity laws. His practice includes advising on privacy considerations in connection with venture capital financings, mergers, and IPOs.

James is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), holding the U.S. private-sector privacy certification granted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the global standard in privacy certification. The CIPP/US certification demonstrates strong foundation in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations and understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the U.S., the EU and other jurisdictions.


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D.
    • California Law Review
  • Trinity College - Hartford, B.A., Political Science and Government


CIPP/US Certified