Karen H. Shin


Karen Shin focuses her practice on a diverse range of data privacy and information security matters, including compliance with various privacy laws and regulations, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act, General Data Protection Regulation, HIPAA, and state data protection and breach notification laws.

Karen also assists clients develop and implement internal and external privacy policies, drafts various commercial and technology-related agreements on both the customer and service provider side (including contracts for goods, professional service agreements, cloud services and software, mobile applications and data licensing agreements, end user license agreements, terms of service, and data processing agreements/addenda), and performs due diligence reviews related to data privacy and security.

She previously served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Josephine L. Staton, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. During law school, Karen served as a staff editor for the UC Irvine Law Review and a research fellow for the Korea Law Center and Lawyering Skills. She also served as co-chair for the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and the communications chair for the Entertainment and Sports Law Society.

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2023, Voice for Girls Spotlight Award, by Girl Scouts of Orange County



  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association
Professional Activities

Karen serves as a member of the UCI Law Alumni Association.



  • California


  • New York University, BA
  • University of California, Irvine School of Law, JD
  • Korean