Maneesha Mithal


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Partner, Privacy and Cybersecurity

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. She was also responsible for enforcing the Fair Credit Reporting and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Safeguards Rule. She led the negotiation of numerous privacy and data security settlements and managed the first litigated FTC decisions on cybersecurity issues. 


Contributions by Maneesha Mithal

  • FTC Cybersecurity Enforcement: The Decade Since Wyndham and LabMD
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023
  • Perspectives on the Latest US Privacy Developments
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2022
  • Data Privacy and Data Security — Can You Really Have Both?
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2022