July 2020 Feature
Feature

Three New Fellows Join Santa Clara Law

This fall, three new fellows will join Santa Clara Law in the Privacy Law Program, the Entrepreneur’s Law Clinic, and the Northern California Innocence Project. 

“We are proud to welcome these three fellows,” said Anna Han, interim dean of Santa Clara Law. “The passion, drive, experience, and energy that these fellows bring to our programs will inspire our students and help shine the spotlight on important issues.” 

Lourdes Turrecha, Privacy Law Fellow

Lourdes Turrecha, a privacy tech evangelist, lawyer, writer, and strategist, has joined Santa Clara Law as Privacy Tech and Law Fellow and adjunct professor. During her fellowship, she will research and write on the rise of privacy technologies, data ownership, privacy engineering, data ethics, and consumer empowerment over their personal data. 

Turrecha is the co-founder and CEO of DataDignify and PIX as well as the founder and chief privacy evangelist of The Rise of Privacy Tech. In collaboration with SCU, she hosted an online summit, The Rise of Privacy Tech, on June 24. 

Her other work experience includes serving as senior privacy counsel at Palo Alto Networks, privacy and cybersecurity attorney at Arent Fox, senior policy manager of privacy at MGM Resorts International, and law and policy consultant for TeachPrivacy LLC. In 2009, Lourdes Turrecha earned her BA, magna cum laude, in government and international politics with a minor in legal studies from George Mason University, and she earned her JD in 2013 from George Washington University School of Law, where she was the recipient of the President of the United States Volunteer Service Award given by President Obama.  

“We’re thrilled to add Lourdes to our privacy team. Lourdes’ diverse experiences—as a law firm lawyer, in-house lawyer, and entrepreneur—will be a great resource for our community,” said Eric Goldman, professor and co-director of the High Tech Law Institute and supervisor of the Privacy Law Certificate. “In particular, her research on privacy technology fits perfectly with our Silicon Valley focus,” he added. 

Lauryn Bruton-Barbosa JD 20, Equal Justice Works Fellow at NCIP

Lauryn Bruton-Barbosa is a recipient of the 2020 Equal Justice Works Fellowship, one of the most prestigious and competitive post-graduate fellowships in the country. Brunton-Barbosa is a member of the Santa Clara Law class of 2020 and earned a Public Interest and Social Justice Law Certificate with a specialization in criminal justice. While in law school, she also served as the community outreach officer for the Public Interest/Social Justice Coalition at SCU, a student-run organization focused on raising awareness among law students about issues and careers in public interest. 

For her fellowship, Bruton-Barbosa will be hosted at the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara Law, where she will research and create a systematic approach to mass-exonerating people wrongly convicted of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Lauryn’s Equal Justice Works Fellowship is sponsored by Fenwick & West LLP. Learn more about Lauryn’s Fellowship project here

Each year, Equal Justice Works selects a class of passionate public service leaders who have designed two-year projects in partnership with legal services organizations to help build sustainable solutions in the communities where they serve. These projects are funded by the generous support of law firms, corporations, foundations, and individuals. This year, 78 new public interest lawyers were selected from more than 430 applications. 

“Lauryn’s unique fellowship proposal stood out to us from the moment we read it. Her commitment to identify and correct wrongful convictions is incredibly inspiring,” said Mia Sussman, director of Fellowships at Equal Justice Works. “We are honored to support her work at the Northern California Innocence Project.”

Mary A. Fuller, Entrepreneur’s Law Clinic Fellow 

Mary A. Fuller, principal and founder of the Fuller Tech Law Group and a high-tech specialist for more than three decades, will join the Entrepreneur’s Law Clinic as a fellow this fall. Fuller has served as an adjunct professor, supervising attorney, and lecturer in the Entrepreneur’s Law Clinic since July 2018. Fuller’s work experience includes a variety of Silicon Valley firms including 8 years as Chief IP Counsel at Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.; nearly 2 years as ASSIA’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and she currently serves as Benetech’s part-time General Counsel. For nearly a decade before going in-house, Mary practiced law at high profile Silicon Valley law firms including Pennie and Edmonds, and Bingham McCutchen. Before that, Mary was an electrical engineer at Hewlett-Packard.

Fuller earned her AAS in electronics from Glendale Community College, a BSEE from Northern Arizona University, and a JD with honors from the University of Notre Dame School of Law. In 2015 Mary was awarded the Watermark Emerging Leader Award and profiled in Silicon Valley Magazine, and in 2016 Mary’s work was profiled in Modern Counsel Magazine. In May, the Silicon Valley Business Journal named Fuller to the list of 2020 Women of Influence. 

“We are thrilled that Mary Fuller will join us full time to teach in the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic (ELC) and support the Tech Edge JD program,” said Laura Norris, associate clinical professor and director of the ELC.  “Her decades of experience as counsel to Silicon Valley technology companies will be an asset to our programs and students.”