Karina Puttieva

Karina Puttieva is a litigation associate and a member of Nixon Peabody’s Government Investigations and White Collar Defense group. Her practice includes criminal and civil litigation, as well as data privacy matters.

Karina was a judicial extern for the Honorable Christina A. Snyder in the Central District of California.

What do you focus on?

I assist clients in a host of areas, including government investigations, criminal defense, data privacy, business tort, and other civil litigation matters. I am involved in all phases of trial preparation and case management, from discovery and initial pleadings through dispositive motions. I also help clients comply with data privacy regulations, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation and California privacy laws.

What do you see on the horizon?

I expect that data security will continue to be a concern for businesses, particularly in light of the recent string of massive data breaches among U.S.-based companies. Domestic business stands to be impacted by the growing mistrust of consumers who are rapidly educating themselves about data privacy. Companies involved in transnational data transfers will have to pay close attention to data breaches at other U.S.–based companies, as these will affect how other countries see American data security standards as a whole and may bear negatively on the future of the EU–U.S. Privacy Shield agreement.


  • “Threats That Matter: Recent Developments in Privacy and Data Security,” Nixon Peabody Annual MCLE Seminar, San Francisco and Los Angeles, January 2019


Karina Puttieva


Los Angeles

Phone: 213-629-6091

Fax: 844-515-2981

University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., (Berkeley Law Appellate Advocacy Team, Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law, Submissions Editor)

Haverford College, B.A., English, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


U.S. District Court, Central District of California

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

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