Joan represents insurers in respect of technology, media, intellectual property, and privacy claims, including data security and privacy breaches. Her team has worked on thousands of data breach incidents, from individual matters to the largest healthcare, retail, hospitality, education, and government incidents reported. Joan also counsels insurers and their insureds in respect to professional liability matters. Joan is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. She founded Atheria with a committed group of partners to continue doing what they love in an environment that uses the best technology available and creates a strong culture of inclusion and teamwork. Joan is recognized by Chambers USA in California in the Insurance: Insurer category and was selected to Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers list in 2004, 2006 and 2022-2023. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and her B.A. (magna cum laude) from the University of California, San Diego.