Everett Monroe

Everett L. Monroe


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Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
San Francisco

Everett’s litigation practice focuses on data privacy and intellectual property disputes and counseling, two areas in which his technical background as an electrical engineer join with his legal experience to serve clients in a range of complex matters.

Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, Everett worked as an alumni coach with University of San Francisco's Moot Court Program, where he coached teams of students and prepared them for competition, researched issues in trademark law, appellate procedure, and remedies to prepare as a practice judge. He also has experience researching issues of law practice management and ethics of advertising estate planning services.

While in law school, Everett was a senior editor of University of San Francisco's Maritime Law Journal and a survey editor of University of San Francisco's Intellectual Property Law Bulletin. He also worked as a research assistant, where he researched and edited law review articles, researched policies, and assisted in oral argument preparation.

Everett is an Adjunct Professor at USF teaching Information Privacy Law.


"What Does Enforcement Really Look Like?,” co-author, USLAW (September 2018)

"The GDPR's Idea of Consent Isn't the Same as the U.S. Legal Framework,” co-author, Legaltech News (June 2018)

"Processor Compliance with the GDPR: A 101," co-author, The Privacy Advisor (January 2018)

"Hack May Be First Major Test of Spokeo Ruling," Daily Journal (September 2017)

"Strategies for Avoiding and Defending Against Data Breach Claims," Westlaw Journal Computer & Internet (June 2017)

"Supreme Court Narrows Venue for Corporate Defendants in Patent Infringement Cases," Tech on the 20s (June 2017)

"Security in the Driving Seat," Intellectual Property Magazine (March 2017)

"Avoiding Law Firm BYOD Risks: Tips For Securing Devices," Law360 (November 2016)

"California Attorney General Sets New Minimum Standard of Care for Data Privacy & Security," co-author, USLAW Magazine (Fall/Winter 2016)

"Pokémon Go's Popularity, Technology Creating New Legal Issues," Tech on the 20s (September 2016) 

"Shaping Intangible Concrete: Lower Courts' Application of 'Spokeo' on Privacy," Legaltech News (September 2016)

"Ease the Path to EU Data-Transfer Compliance," The National Law Journal (July 2016)

"Congress Creates Private Right of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation," Tech on the 20s (May 2016)

"EU-US privacy shield update," Intellectual Property Magazine (April 2016)

"California Attorney General Announces a Standard for Reasonable Data Security,"co-author, Privacy, Data Security and Information Governance Alert (February 2016)

"United States and European Union Take Big Steps to Finalize New Data Transfer Frameworks," Technology Law Update (February 2016)

"US Patent Reform," co-author, Intellectual Property Magazine (December 2015)

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Blog Posts

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“The Epidemic of Data Insecurity," co-speaker, 2018 Law Review Symposium (January 2018)

"Privacy Shield Certifications: Things You Need to Know," Webinar (August 2017)

"The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Deal: Implications to Your Business," co-speaker, The Knowledge Group Webinar (September 2016)

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"Calif. Privacy Law To Spark GDPR-Like Compliance Efforts," Law360 (July 2018) 

"Point of Fail? The Aftermath of the Saks Hack," Legaltech News (April 2018) 

"The One Big Problem With Gig Economy Contract Workers," Legaltech News (March 2018) 

"Last-Minute GDPR Compliance," SC Magazine (February 2018)

"How GDPR is different from U.S. law," TechTarget (February 2018)

"Equifax Probes Take Data Breach Scrutiny To Next Level," Law360 (September 2017)

"No recourse, perhaps, for 200M affected in breach of RNC database, attorney says," SC Media (June 2017)

"4 Things Corporate Counsel Should Know About China’s Cybersecurity Law," Legaltech News (June 2017)

Professional Affiliations

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Academic Distinction

CALI Award, European Constitutional Law, Comparative Law and Society

University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal, Senior Editor

University of San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, Survey Editor

University of San Francisco Honors Moot Court Program, Senior Board Member


J.D., cum laude, University of San Francisco School of Law (2014)

B.S., Electrical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University (2005)

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Professional Licenses

Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. Government (CIPP/G) 

Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)

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415-541-9366 Fax

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