SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. – Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that Hsiao (Mark) C. Mao has joined the firm as a partner in the San Francisco office. He is a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy practice. He joins the firm from Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, where he was a Co-Chair of the firm’s Technology Practices Group and the Vice-Chair of the Financial Services Practice Group.

Mao is the second partner to join the firm’s Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy practice in California in the last month. On October 1, the firm announced the addition of Ron Raether to the Orange County office. Mao is the eighth lawyer to join the firm’s San Francisco office since its opening in April.

“We are very pleased that Mark has joined our expanding Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy practice,” said Bill Withrow, a Chair of the Litigation Department. “He brings valuable experience helping clients develop compliance programs and privacy protocols, as well as guiding them through data breach responses. His deep technical knowledge, including his background advising on complex database issues, will be a great asset to clients.”

Mao’s practice focuses primarily on emerging technology companies, with particular emphasis on intellectual property, privacy and cybersecurity law matters. He has advised companies throughout their product life cycles on privacy law issues and represented them on data breach incidents. He has broad industry experience counseling and litigating on behalf of companies in the hardware, enterprise database software, online retail, data broker, social networking, mobile applications, green tech, renewable energy, and payment technologies sectors. To view the full release, please click here.