Jill appears in the 2020

Top 100 Attorneys Magazine

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Jill Nissen, Esq.


Jill Nissen, an accomplished legal and business executive with over 20 years of experience, is the president and founder of Nissen Consulting, P.C., a legal, policy, and business strategy consulting firm, located in San Francisco, California. While providing an alternative to rising legal rates and declining in-house budgets, Jill and her team offer advice to entrepreneurs, start-ups, and established companies. Their specialties include privacy, public policy and government relations, internet and digital media matters, and technology licensing. Working in both large law firms and in-house in Washington D.C. and in Silicon Valley, Jill  has helped to shape key issues of importance to technology companies. Because of her expertise, she has been tapped to participate in various policy and governmental forums, including, being appointed as one of 30 experts to the Online Safety and Technology Working Group established by Congress. Student data privacy is another area where Jill holds unique and unparalleled expertise. She was selected by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to serve as a fellow, helping lead CZI’s education privacy strategy and policy efforts. Jill advises several companies in the education technology space, including ClassDojo, Code.org and Khan Academy.  Jill also serves on the advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  


Jill’s niche of representing technology companies and the unique challenges they face was first discovered while working as an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati upon graduating from Georgetown University Law Center.  Jill worked at WSGR for 7 years before being recruited by her client, Ning, the world’s largest online community building platform. Jill served on the management team at Ning, as V.P. and chief policy officer and established and led their global policy, government relations, privacy, and intellectual property functions. Additionally, she set company-wide privacy strategy and advised on all national and international privacy matters.  Jill lives by the motto, “you will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.”  -Maya Angelou




Jill Nissen, Esq.

President and Founder

Nissen Consulting, P.C.

website: www.nissenconsulting.com

LinkedIn: Jill Nissen

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