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Joanna Storey focuses her practice on defending professionals, providing risk management advice and responding to time sensitive attorney hotline calls. She works with attorneys, health care providers, and other professionals to identify and resolve their conflicts efficiently.

A Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), Joanna advises businesses on compliance with privacy-related laws, rules, and regulations and data breach response. She drafts and revises privacy policies and counsels clients on best practices for implementing privacy programs, focusing on the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Joanna is a regular speaker and contributor to various publications on risk management, ethics and cyber security. She offers practical tips to help attorneys navigate the intersection of ethics, risk management and privacy considerations, with an eye on technology competence. Joanna is involved in a number of professional organizations—including the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Legal Ethics Committee, where she serves as Secretary.

Prior to joining Hinshaw, Joanna was Senior Counsel at a firm in San Francisco. During her tenure, she served as Chair for the firm’s Professional Development Meetings. Joanna also practiced at a firm in San Jose, California, where she assisted the appellate practice in research and briefing to the California Supreme Court.

During law school, Joanna was the Articles Editor for the Computer and High Tech Law Journal. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Joanna completed the Journalism Unit of the Washington Semester Program at American University in Washington, D.C. and interned in the “edutainment” division of Discovery Communications.

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL)
    • Integration and Engagement Committee, 2021-2022
  • Women in Security and Privacy
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
    • Legal Ethics Committee, Secretary
  • American Bar Association
    • Center for Professional Responsibility
    • Section of Litigation
      • Privacy and Data Security Committee

Honors & Awards

  • Indiana University
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, "Civility and Communication in a Hybrid World," Bar Association of San Francisco, Virtual Event, September 15, 2021
  • Co-Presenter, "Cybersecurity and Legal Ethics," BASF Legal Ethics Committee, Virtual Event, July 20, 2021
  • "Women Leading Privacy," IAPP Roundtable, Virtual Event, July 1, 2021
  • Co-Presenter, "Cybersecurity and Legal Ethics," PLI CLE Program, June 2021
  • Co-Presenter, "What Not to Do – Ethics Lessons Learned from Fictional Attorneys," BASF Legal Ethics Committee, Virtual Event, May 11, 2021
  • Co-Presenter, "Legal Ethics in a Remote World," AGC of California's Legal Advisory Committee CLE, Virtual Event, April 13, 2021
  • Co-Presenter, "What Not to Do: Ethics Lessons Learned from Courtroom Dramas," Hinshaw In-House CLE, Virtual Event, April 6, 2021 
  • Panelist, "Data Privacy, Oh My! We are Not in Privilege Land Anymore," LMRM Conference, Virtual Event, March 4, 2021
  • Panelist, "Hot Legal Ethics Topics," Bar Association of San Francisco, Webinar, January 26, 2021
  • "Hot Mics and Live Video – How to Avoid Ethical Pitfalls of Virtual Meetings," APRL Webinar, January 21, 2021
  • "How to Ethically Mitigate Risk in Remote Meetings and Depositions," West LegalEdcenter Webinar, January 12, 2021
  • Panelist, "Legal Ethics in a Remote World," California Lawyers Association, Webinar, December 16, 2020
  • Presenter, "Video Conferencing Risk Management Considerations," Florida Bar Association's Annual Ethics Update 2020, October 16, 2020
  • Panelist, "Legal Ethics in a Remote World," Legal Ethics Committee of the BASF, Webinar, October 14, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Restructuring Your Law Practice for the New Normal," CLE Webinar, June 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Law Firm Emergency Planning 101," LexisNexis University CLE On-Demand Training, April 2020
  • Panelist, “Dollars & Sense: Trust Accounting / IOLTAs for Small Firms and New Rules,” Bar Association of San Francisco, 4th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference, January 23, 2020
  • "What Keeps You Up At Night - Ethical Dilemmas In Dispute Resolution," LexisNexis University CLE On-Demand Training, October 2019
  • Co-Presenter, "Managing Ethical Obligations and Risks in the Representation of Corporate Entities," 30th Annual Western Region General Counsel Conference, Hollywood, California, July 26, 2019
  • "Practical Ethics Tips for Using Evolving Legal Technology," LexisNexis University CLE On-Demand Training, July 2019
  • Co-Presenter, "Practical Tips for Solving Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation," Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), June 12, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, "The Top 10 Ethics Rule Changes That May Affect Your Practice," Marin County Bar Association's (MCBA) Labor & Employment Section Meeting, March 12, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, "The Top 10 Ethics Rule Changes That May Affect Your Practice," BASF MCLE, San Francisco, California, November 8, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, "California's New Rules of Professional Conduct: What You Need to Know," Marin County Women Lawyers CLE, Greenbrae, California, October 18, 2018
  • "How to Use Ethics as a Sword and Shield," Bar Association of San Francisco Legal Ethics Committee MCLE, San Francisco, CA, January 24, 2018
  • "How to Efficiently and Ethically Discover Medical and Personnel Records," Bar Association of San Francisco Legal Ethics Committee MCLE, San Francisco, CA, July 11, 2017
  • "Ethics of Practicing Law in a Digital World," Bar Association of San Francisco Legal Ethics Committee MCLE, San Francisco, CA, January 9, 2017

Publications

  • "Time to Refresh Your Conflicts Check Procedures," Legal by the Bay, September 5, 2018
  • Co-Author, "The Ethics of Third-Party Technology Solutions," San Francisco Attorney Magazine, February 21, 2018
  • "Who Knew the Courts Adopted Commonsense Professional Guidelines," San Francisco Attorney Magazine, November 27, 2017
  • "Two's a Company, Three Might Get You Disqualified: The Ethics of Joint Representation," Legal by the Bay, August 15, 2017
  • "Think Twice Before You File That Exhibit," Legal by the Bay, March 20, 2017

Hinshaw Publications

Community/Civic Activities

  • McKinley Elementary School PTA, Member
    • Executive Board Member, 2014 – 2018
    • School Site Council Member, 2013-2015, 2020-present
    • Parent representative with active role in developing the return to school plan during the pandemic, 2020
  • Burlingame School District
    • Science Adoption Committee, Parent representative for review of state frameworks to propose a new district-wide science curriculum, 2021-2022
    • Community Panel, Interviewer for Candidates for Elementary School Principal, 2017
  • San Bruno Mothers Club, Treasurer and Historian, 2012 – 2013

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2001

B.A., Indiana University, 1997