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Roxana Vatanparast

Senior Attorney
PeopleRoxana Vatanparast

  • University of Turin (Ph.D., Law & Institutions, cum laude, 2020)
  • International University College of Turin (LL.M., Comparative Law, Economics and Finance, 2016)
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., International Law Concentration, 2008)
  • University of California, San Diego (B.A., Political Science – International Relations, B.A., Philosophy, cum laude, 2005)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

  • European Society of International Law, Interest Group on International Law & Technology, Organizing Committee Member (2020-Present)
  • European Society of International Law (2019-Present)
  • European Law Institute, Fellow (2018-Present)
  • Iranian American Bar Association, Northern California Chapter, Co-President of the Board (2015)

  • “Societal Constitutionalism and Digital Technology,” Participant, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Germany (June 2022)
  • “Cyber International Law”, Guest Lecturer, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Columbia (February 2022)
  • “Connecting the World-Island: What Will China’s PEACE Cable Bring to Pakistan and East Africa?” Panelist, Harvard Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies & Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Cambridge, MA (October 2021)  
  • Law, Digital Technology, and Society: The Impacts of the GDPR on the Global South, Guest Lecturer, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Malang, Indonesia (May 2021)
  •  “‘Of Nations Linked Together:’ Cables, the League of Nations, and Imagined Global Communities,” Presenter, Harvard Kennedy School, STS Circle, Cambridge, MA (March 2021)
  • Law and Technology Initiative, Guest Lecturer, University of Manchester School of Law, Manchester, UK (February 2021)
  • “The Code of Data Capital: A Distributional Analysis of Law in the Global Data Economy,” Author, juridikum – Austria’s Critical Law Review (April 2021)
  • “Data Governance and the Elasticity of Sovereignty,” Author, Brooklyn Journal of International Law (2020)
  • “Designed to Serve Mankind? The Politics of the GDPR as a Global Standard and the Limits of Privacy”, Author, Heidelberg Journal of International Law (December 2020)
  • “Data Waste”, Co-Author, Harvard International Law Journal Online (April 2020)
  • “The Infrastructures of the Global Data Economy: Undersea Cables and International Law,” Author, Harvard International Law Journal Online (April 2020)
  • “The Submerged Infrastructures of the Global Data Economy: Undersea Cables and International Law,”, Presenter, Harvard Kennedy School, Graduate Research in Science, Technology & Society (GRiSTS) Conference (September 2020)
  • “The Copyright Act’s Preemption of Right of Publicity Claims,” Co-Author, Communications Lawyer (July 2008)

  • Independent Consulting, Legal Consultant (2010-2021)
  • Bryan Cave LLP, Associate (2012-2015)
    • Recruiting Committee
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Associate (2008-2010)

  • California

  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California