Partner, Trautman Sanders, LLP
Mao is a partner in the Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy and Business Litigation practices of Troutman Sanders. He is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), for their ISO-approved programs, as a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States (CIPP/US). Mao's practice focuses primarily on emerging-technology companies, with a particular interest in their intellectual property and privacy ("cyber") law needs. He 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, in addition to hardware, bio-tech, "green"-tech, and renewable energy. He 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, such as in the areas of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) litigation. Mao has advised companies throughout their product life cycles on emerging privacy law issues, in addition to handling their data breach needs.