Cynthia Cole, CIPP/E


Baker Botts


Cynthia J. Cole is Special Counsel at Baker Botts in Palo Alto, California. In 2017, Cynthia left her role as General Counsel (prior interim CEO) to build the technology transactions practice at Baker Botts’ Silicon Valley office.  She returned to private practice after 13 years in house, three times General Counsel and once CEO. She counsels clients on technology deals, big data, data privacy and sharing and IP licensing, often creating bespoke agreements in novel technology fields. Cynthia is a CIPP/E.


Cynthia was honored as a National Women in Law, Thought Leader by Corporate Counsel, 2018 and as one of the Women Leaders in Tech Law by The Recorder, 2017. 



Contributions by Cynthia Cole

  • A Brave New World: Managing Cyber Risk in 2021
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2021
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 - Canceled
  • The Right to Be Let Alone: Privacy and #MeToo
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019