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Arsen Kourinian is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office and a member of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice. He is a certified data privacy professional and holds the fellow of information privacy (FIP) and certified information privacy professional (CIPP) credentials through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) for the United States (CIPP/US), Europe (CIPP/E), Canada (CIPP/C), and Asia (CIPP/A). He also holds the IAPP certified information privacy manager (CIPM) designation and Privacy Management Professional certificate through OneTrust. Arsen further helps educate the next generation of data privacy professionals by serving as the chair of the CIPP/US Exam Development Board.

Arsen is a thought leader in data privacy and adtech, having published many articles regarding nuanced issues in these fields, presenting on these topics for numerous organizations and trade association groups, and working with companies to shape the data protection landscape in this ever-evolving area.

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