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Justine Phillips

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Justine Phillips is a partner in our Firm's North America Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group.

Practice Focus

Justine focuses her practice on both proactive and reactive cybersecurity and data privacy services, representing clients in matters related to information governance, diligence in acquisitions and investments, incident preparedness and response, the California Consumer Privacy Act, privacy litigation, and cyber litigation.

She provides actionable and practical guidance to help businesses manage data, technology, cyber threats, privacy, security and digital assets. As businesses navigate complex and far-reaching laws and regulations, Justine proactively creates compliance programs customized to client needs and budgets, including data mapping, vendor management, privacy and security by design, cyber risk management and mitigation, eWorkforce policies, data retention and destruction policies and implementation, consumer request workflows, cyber-awareness policies and trainings, and CCPA/CPRA readiness audits. She also provides reactive cyber services, including incident response, crisis management, privileged forensic investigations into business email compromises, data breaches and ransomware attacks, compliance with notice obligations to individuals and regulators, regulatory inquiries and investigations, and cyber litigation. Justine also handles employment litigation and counseling, as well as commercial litigation.

Professional Honors

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America for Privacy and Data Security Law (2023)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Infragard San Diego - Vice president
  • Cyber Law Symposium - Founder and chair 
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, Life & Law Committee - Founder and former chair

Corporate Responsibility

  • American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties - Board member
  • Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of San Diego - Founding member and past president
  • Kawasaki Disease Foundation - Board member


  • California~United States


  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude) (2005)
  • University of San Diego (B.A.) (1999)


  • Co-author, Data Privacy Program Guide: How to Build a Privacy Program that Inspires Trust, Ciso DRG Publishing (2022)
  • "What to Do – And What Not to Do – In the Aftermath Of A Cybersecurity Attack," The Wall Street Journal, December 2020
  • "No Income and Number 88,000 In Line: This Is What It’s Like to Be Unemployed in America," USA Today, May 2020
  • "New State Law Gives Californian’s More Rights When It Comes to Protecting Data Online," ABC News, July 2018
  • "New Calif. Data Breach Law May Fall Short," Law360, October 2014
  • "Calif. Smart-Meter Data Law Hints at Privacy Bills to Come," Law360, January 2014