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Lindsey Tonsager

Covington & Burling
Lindsey Tonsager is a partner in Covington & Burling’s San Francisco office and Co-Chair of Covington’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative.  Ms. Tonsager helps national and multinational clients in a broad range of industries anticipate and effectively evaluate legal and reputational risks under federal and state data privacy and communications laws.

In addition to assisting clients engage strategically with the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Congress, California legislature and Attorney General, and other federal and state regulators on a proactive basis, she has experience helping clients respond to informal investigations and enforcement actions.

Ms. Tonsager’s practice focuses on helping clients launch new products and services that implicate the laws governing the use of artificial intelligence, data processing for Internet of Things devices, behavioral advertising, endorsements and testimonials in advertising and social media, the collection of personal information from children and students online, e-mail marketing, telecommunications, and new technologies.

Ms. Tonsager also conducts privacy and data security diligence in complex corporate transactions and negotiates agreements with third-party service providers to ensure that robust protections are in place to avoid unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of customer data and other types of confidential information. She regularly assists clients in developing clear privacy disclosures and policies.

Ms. Tonsager received a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.