Maki DePalo is a client advocate and a problem solver who leverages more than a decade of technical leadership and international business experience as an integral component of her law practice. She advises clients on global data privacy, cybersecurity, California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) compliance programs, incident preparedness initiatives, and technology transactions, enabling businesses to successfully navigate new challenges in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Maki’s background and experience in global business, technology, and health care provide her with unique insight into her clients’ business objectives, which results in practical legal counsel with actionable plans. Maki is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Privacy and Data Security Law for 2021.
Before receiving her J.D., Maki served as a technical and business transformation leader for one of the world’s largest information technology and security services companies, delivering method-based consultation, solution design and enablement, and IT infrastructure service management while implementing cutting-edge hardware and software technologies across multiple industries.
Maki received her J.D. from the Georgia State University College of Law, graduating summa cum laude. Maki received an M.S. in computer science from Indiana University Bloomington and a B.S. in business administration from Meiji University, Japan, with an emphasis on financial accounting.