About Data Law

  • Data Law is a law firm based in San Francisco, California.
  • Data Law is privacy focused and innovation obsessed.
  • Data Law represents start-ups, technologists, and funders from pre-formation through funding stages.
  • Data Law brings a multi-disciplinary approach to its legal practice with a diverse background in product counseling, litigation, securities compliance, intellectual property, and transactions.

Founder & Managing Director

Joshua de Larios-Heiman, CIPP/US, Esq.

Hi, I’m Joshua de Larios-Heiman.

I’m a California attorney and Managing Director of Data Law.

Here is my LinkedIn Profile.

In the photo here, you will notice that I am wearing a suit.


Attorneys are supposed to wear suits in photos. That is why I am wearing one. In real life, I rarely wear suits anymore.


Because my clients are start-ups, technologists and VCs. They wear t-shirts, hoodies, polos, and chambray button downs. These days if I wear a suit to work, then something either went spectacularly right or wrong.

At some point in the future I will likely draft an official “About Me” in the third person form.

I’ll mention that I went to UC Berkeley as an undergrad, USF for Law School, and then studied with Larry Downes when he was writing the Law of Disruption as fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for the Internet and Society.

I’ll note that I currently serve as vice chair of the State Bar of California Business Section’s Internet & Privacy Law Standing Committee (CalBarILPC). In that role, I write, speak, and teach about internet and privacy law up and down the state.

I’ll add how I’m a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional, United States Civil Law Focus (CIPP/US).

I’ll discuss articles I’ve written and the various seminars I’ve given, including lecturing at USF Law and Golden Gate Law School .

I’ll mention about the some of the information technology start-up’s I’ve represented and my litigation experience.

Right now, know this:

  • I am obsessed with the integration of technology and the law.
  • I believe that data and its usage are the big legal issues of our age.
  • I believe that lawyers are all information scientists.
  • I zealously represent clients who do amazing things with data. Sadly, unless you are one of them, I can’t give you legal advice


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