Morrison Rothman LLP

Privacy Of Counsel

Shaq Katikala



  • Stanford University
    Partial Graduate Certificate, Mining Massive Data Sets, 2015

  • New York Law School of Law
    Juris Doctor, Law Review, 2013

  • New College of Florida
    B.A., Philosophy/Economics, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • New York

  • Washington, D.C.

Shaq Katikala is a privacy attorney with extensive experience in technology and entertainment law. He has reviewed over 10,000 privacy policies, teaches artificial intelligence, and has worked with both Fortune 100 companies and garage startups. His practice areas include intellectual property, advertising, regulatory compliance, telecommunications, business, gaming, First Amendment, and cybersecurity law. Fluent in the language of lawyers, technologists, and business people, Shaq is a well-rounded, diligent counsel for your business.

In addition to being an experienced technology attorney, Shaq has a long history in programming and data science that helps him present practical, implementable solutions to legal problems. He’s built software to flag compliance issues including privacy policy scanners and data collection analysis tools. Using statistical techniques, he decoded a secret messaging system used by Anonymous and other hacker groups in the Bitcoin blockchain. He won a national hackathon hosted by Uber, is co-founder of RenterPeace (a web app to help tenants with landlord issues), and is currently a lead data science instructor at General Assembly.

Activities & Affiliations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals Privacy Bar

  • New York Bar Association

  • DC Bar Association

  • DC Tech Policy Happy Hour

  • General Assembly, Lead Instructor

  • Data Science Association

Articles, Publications, and Lectures

  • Data Compliance Workshop – Connected TV World Summit – 2017

  • FTC Smart TV Industry Panel – Federal Trade Commission’s Smart TV Workshop – 2016

  • Inspired Speaker: Tutorial on Testing Opt-Outs and Understanding Online Tracking – IAPP Global Summit – 2016

  • Emerging Technologies: Addressable TV, Programmable TV, and DOOH, NAI Summit, 2016

  • Winner – Uber & Department of Transportation’s Hack the Last Mile Hackathon – 2016

  • Practical De-Identification Workshop – Future of Privacy Forum – 2015

  • Using Privacy by Design to Manage Your Cross-Device Platform – NAI Summit – 2015

  • “Mobile Choices” – NAI – 2015

  • “Guidance for NAI Members: Determining Whether Location is Imprecise” – NAI – 2015

  • What You Can Learn from a Privacy Policy Scanner – IAPP Practical Privacy Series – 2014

  • “Looking Toward the Future: NAI’s New Compliance Software” – NAI – 2014

  • “The Hacker’s Code: Finding Bitcoin Thieves Through the Similarity and Status Claims Between Users” – Stanford University – 2013

  • “Inside the U.S.’s Ridiculous Plan to Make Sure ‘Made in China’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Stolen From America'” – Mic – 2013

  • TV Interview on Google Glass Privacy – Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln (WRK) – 2013

  • “3 New Ways Google Glass Invades Your Privacy” – Mic – 2013

  • “Supreme Court’s FISA Decision is Trashing the First Amendment” – Mic – 2013