Yesenia Flores was a 2019 Perkins Coie summer associate. As a summer associate Yesenia researched legal and regulatory issues. Yesenia was selected as an Intellectual Property Scholar by the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Yesenia's prior work in the technology industry has given her deep insight on emerging issues intersecting technology and the law. As a Google legal investigations associate, she worked with legal processes pursuant to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and helped develop policies on novel issue areas, including consumer video surveillance products, deceased user requests, and child safety. At Waymo she spearheaded policy work in the developing autonomous vehicle space and advised on government affairs and regulatory issues relating to consumer privacy.
Pro bono and diversity outreach are key elements of Yesenia's practice. While earning her J.D. from the University of California Berkeley, Yesenia participated in numerous outreach organizations for women and minorities in law. She received pro bono honors at UC Berkeley through her work at the Legal Aid Association of California and the La Raza Worker's Rights and Tenant's Rights Clinic. Prior to law school she earned a firmwide pro bono legal assistant award while serving as case manager for pro bono matters in the D.C. Superior Court and D.C. Court of Appeals, where she helped Spanish-speaking clients facing domestic violence, wrongful eviction, and immigration issues.
Yesenia has a passion for trial work developed during her experience as a legal assistant at an international law firm and her participation in mock trial competitions in law school. In 2018, she was selected to attend the Contra Costa Prosecutor Academy where she received the "Best Cross-Examination" and "Top Gun" awards for her performance in mock criminal trial prosecution.
Yesenia holds a B.S. in biology with a minor in political science from George Washington University, where she was a University Honors Program scholar.