Helena Engfeldt

Helena J. Engfeldt

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Helena Engfeldt helps companies around the world expand their businesses internationally especially by taking contracts, intellectual property, and privacy law compliance global. She is a partner in Baker McKenzie's International/Commercial Practice Group in San Francisco. She is licensed to practice law in California and New York.

Practice Focus

Helena advises private and public companies (from startups to Fortune 500 companies) on cross-border transactions and international expansion, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, and global data privacy law compliance. Her clients include software developers, e-commerce companies, global mobile and web gaming developers, transportation and healthcare companies and telecommunications providers.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised 100+ companies in various industries with GDPR, CCPA and other privacy law compliance.

  • Assist companies with designing, documenting, and scaling their global data privacy compliance program.

  • Advise online and video gaming companies with data privacy, consumer protection, and regulatory compliance.

  • Advise on data security incidents and responses ranging from company identified vulnerabilities to ransomware attacks.

  • Advise companies on setting up and operationalizing global whistleblower hotlines.

  • Negotiate commercial and data processing and transfer agreements in various industries and contexts (e.g. procurement, M&A).

  • Advise companies on global anti-spam law compliance.

  • Managed telecommunications analysis spanning 40 jurisdictions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Certified in U.S. and European privacy law (CIPP/US and CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • California~United States (2012)
  • New York~United States (2012)


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (J.S.D. with Law and Technology Certificate) (2013)
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (LL.M.) (2009)
  • Uppsala University (Juris Kandidat) (2008)


  • English
  • Swedish
  • Author, "Mjukvarupatent I Amerikansk Appellationsdomstol – Osäkert Rättsläge för Patentkrav (Software Patents in U.S. Appellate Court" – Uncertain Times for Patent Claims), Juridisk Tidskrift, 2013-14 NR 3, 2014

  • Author, "Should ICSID Go Gangnam Style in Light of Non-Traditional Foreign Investments Including Those Spurred on by Social Media? Applying Industry-specific Lens to the Salini Test to Determine Article 25 Jurisdiction", Berkeley Journal of International Law, 32:1, 2014