Cathy C. Shyong

Cathy C. Shyong


Cathy Shyong’s practice focuses on privacy, cybersecurity, and information management. She represents technology clients in a wide range of fields, including health care and life sciences, consumer products, SaaS, fintech, non-profit, and academic research. Cathy works closely with clients to advise them on privacy policies, internal privacy procedures, regulatory compliance, commercial agreements, advertising, and product development. Her advice is informed by her broad experience litigating technology disputes.


  • EU GDPR compliance
  • State privacy and consumer protection laws, including California Consumer Privacy Act
  • Security breach response and notification
  • Advertising and marketing statements
  • Product development issues
  • Contracts
  • Intellectual property and licensing



  • Drafted and revised a health care and life science startup incubator on information management, customer disclosures, marketing statements, and intellectual property strategy.°
  • Represented smartphone and software company in intellectual property disputes with government agency.°
  • Managed consumer safety crisis for manufacturer of electric scooter products. Represented manufacturer in consumer protection and cross-border importation disputes with distributors and government agencies.°
  • Counseled e-commerce company on platform liability.°
  • Advised fintech entity in negotiating software development and joint venture agreements.°
  • Represented research institution in multi-defendant patent and licensing litigation.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Shyong prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • CIPP/US Privacy Certification, International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2018
  • Hon. Claudia Wilken, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2013-2014 and 2017-2018
  • Hon. Paul S. Grewal, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2012-2013

Recognition & Leadership

  • California Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association
    • Public GCs Roundtable Co-Chair, 2014
  • Volunteer Tour Guide, SF City Guides
  • Role Model, 10 Books A Home, 2015
  • Clinic Volunteer, Legal Aid Society, Worker’s Rights Clinic, 2011


  • J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2012
    • Senior Articles Editor, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review
  • B.A., Economics, minor in East Asian Studies, University of California at Los Angeles, 2009
  • California
  • Chinese (Mandarin), Fluent