Clarissa Luz

Clarissa Luz


Phone: +55 (11) 3141-9113

City: São Paulo

Language: Portuguese, English, Spanish and French

Linkedin: Clarissa Luz

Practice Areas:

  • Data Protection and Technology
  • Innovation, Startups and Venture Capital


Recognized as one of the most admired lawyers in the guide Análise Advocacia for her expertise in Data Protection and Technology, Clarissa has extensive experience in compliance procedures with national and international data protection regulations (e.g. GDPR, LGPD, CCPA). In the area of technology law, she focuses on cyber incidents, network offenses, information security, personality rights, blockchain, startups and the regulation of new technologies. She is also dedicated to advising and developing new business, modelling, know-how protection and business secrets.

Among her main clients are companies from the pharmaceutical, financial, hotel and technology sectors. Over her 16-year career, she has worked in civil litigation, international arbitration and intellectual property consultancy (trademarks, patents, software, copyright), data protection and technology law.


Professional Associations

  • Executive director of Berkeley Global Society
  • Member of Blockchain@Berkeley
  • Legal Fellow for California Lawyers for the Arts
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Member of the Committee of Data Protection of IAB Brasil – Interactive Advertising Bureau
  • Co-founder and member of the Commission of Entrepreneurship and Startups of the Sao Paulo Pinheiros chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association
  • Co-founder and member of the Commission of Data Protection of the Brazilian Association of Lawtechs and Legaltechs (AB2L)
  • Founder of ElasInTech, a network for women in technology
  • Member of the jury of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at the annual awards for LatAm startups (Demand Solutions D.C. 2017 and Miami 2018)
  • Member of the jury of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (São Paulo 2018 and 2019)
  • Mentor of startups in associations such as CEMPI (Insper), SiliconDA and InovAtiva Brasil
  • Member of the Commission on Techonology and Society of IBDEE – Comissão de Tecnologia e Sociedade do Instituto Brasileiro de Direito e Ética Empresarial
  • Admitted to the São Paulo branch of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP)


  • Specialization in Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Technology Law and Intellectual Property, University of California Berkeley
  • Diploma in Private International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law
  • LL.B., PUC-RIO – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Rio de Janeiro

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