Speaker Profile

Maneesha Mithal
Partner / Wilson Sonsini Goorich & Rosati

Maneesha Mithal is a privacy and cybersecurity partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She is an internationally recognized expert on privacy
and data security, having led the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Division of Privacy and Identity Protection prior to joining the firm. In this capacity, Maneesha oversaw a team of 40 lawyers responsible for the enforcement of privacy and security laws and the development of policy positions in emerging areas such as artificial intelligence, facial recognition,
biometrics, and connected cars, as well as health privacy, children’s privacy, ransomware, and the intersection of privacy and competition.  

Maneesha previously served as a manager with the FTC’s International Consumer Protection Division and as Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel in the Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP), where she reviewed advertising cases and financial consumer protection matters, and held various positions in BCP’s International Division, including as Acting Associate Director. She began her legal career as a litigator at Covington & Burling.