Christina Terplan practices in the areas of technology, intellectual property and privacy law, representing insurers with all issues ranging from coverage evaluations and disputes to litigation management. She represents insurers in claims brought against technology and media companies, as well as with respect to data security and privacy breaches, including the evaluation of data breaches and cyber attacks, the issuance of breach notification letters, responding to regulatory investigations, and handling of consumer lawsuits.

Christina has been active in working with insurers in the development of new insurance programs and manuscripted coverages relating to intellectual property, cyber security, and data breaches.


  • California
  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2003. Founding member of Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal.
  • B.S., with honors, University of California, Davis, 2000

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • HB Data Breach Litigation and Regulation Conference, Co-chair and Panel Moderator, "Discovery in Privacy Disputes: Effective Investigation & Evidence Collection,"  San Francisco, CA, January 2017
  • Privacy & Security Forum, "Cyber Insurance: How It Works, How to Select a Policy, and Emerging Trends and Practices," Washington, DC, October 2016
  • Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference, "A Big Year for Regulation and Cyber Litigation," San Francisco, CA, March 2016
  • Data Breach & Privacy Litigation Conference, "Recent Settlements and the Picture They Paint,” San Francisco, CA, February 2016
  • NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum, "Encryption," Santa Monica, CA, October 2015
  • RIMS Canada Conference, "Cyber Liability Claims: Trends and Developments in the U.S. and Canada," Québec City, Canada, September 2015
  • NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum, "Apples and Oranges: How to Compare Cyber Policies for the Client," Philadelphia, PA, June 2015
  • PLRB Conference, "Cyber Crime: Double Clicking for Insurable Losses," Anaheim, CA, March 2015