Ellie Chapman is a technology litigator with experience in privacy and data security, consumer protection, and copyright law.
Ellie has litigated in federal and state courts throughout the country and has defended clients in consumer class actions, including actions brought under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), California’s Unfair Competition Law, Cal. Civ. Code Section 17200, and other state consumer protection statutes, state and federal data breach statutes, and other laws governing privacy and security. She routinely litigates disputes involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), Section 230, California’s anti-SLAPP statute, Cal. Civ. Code Section 425.16, and the First Amendment.
Recognizing that the best litigation advice is to avoid claims in the first place, Ellie helps clients with product counseling and compliance issues informed by her litigation experience. She regularly advises clients on how to comply with privacy and data protection laws, including the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and laws addressing the collection and use of biometric data, internet-based and mobile advertising, data monetization, and related business practices. She has represented and advised clients in the social media, cloud computing, gaming and esports, and financial technology (fintech) sectors.
In her active pro bono practice, Ellie represents several individuals seeking asylum, and acts as pro bono counsel to the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition (WWRC).