Natasha Williams is a seasoned corporate counsel with multi-jurisdictional experience in litigation and investigations, commercial contracts, and information governance.
As an independent consultant, she lends her expertise to multinational companies, primarily in the areas of data privacy and protection, international data transfers, records and information management, and compliance policy and training.
Natasha leverages her experience as Global Litigation and Investigations Director at Sanofi (a diversified, global healthcare company, headquartered in Paris, France) where she oversaw the company’s cross-border discovery activities, including designing the strategy for the processing and transfer of information for legal proceedings or investigations, in compliance with data protection laws and blocking statutes. Natasha also served as the company’s legal advisor to the Global Records Management Committee, where she was one of the primary contributors to the design and implementation of the records and information management program. In addition to information governance responsibilities, Natasha managed litigation and investigations primarily in the areas of anti-trust, securities, product liability, and environmental liability, and managed and defended against claims relating to global divestments of legacy businesses, including agrochemicals, animal nutrition, and blood therapeutics.
Among her extra-professional activities, Natasha serves as a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery, and Disclosure, and is a contributor to “The Sedona Conference Practical In-House Approaches for Cross-Border Discovery & Data Protection” (published in June 2016). She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Paris campus of Schiller International University, where she teaches International Business Law and International Business Management courses to undergraduate and master’s students.
Natasha received her law degree (Juris Doctor) from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, USA, received an MBA degree in international business from E.M. Lyon, in Lyon, France, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E), under the auspices of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.