Ronak Daylami, an experienced attorney, has joined the California Chamber of Commerce as a policy advocate specializing in privacy issues.
She came to the CalChamber policy team from Nielsen Merksamer, where she served as senior counsel in the firm’s government law section specializing in privacy issues, state regulation of business practices, consumer protection, and legislative process.
Before joining Nielsen Merksamer, Daylami worked for nearly 10 years in the Capitol. Most recently, she was the chief consultant of the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee, where she provided expertise on privacy, cybersecurity, consumer protection, and deployment of technology by state government.
As chief consultant, she provided counsel to Committee Chairman and AB 375 joint author Assemblymember Ed Chau during the negotiations and passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act.
Daylami previously served as senior counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she worked for nearly six years on various high profile, complex, and controversial issues involving constitutional and civil rights, corporate/securities laws, tort liability, and access to the justice system.
She has previously worked at the California Department of Technology during the Brown administration and at the Office of the State Chief Information Officer during the Schwarzenegger administration.
Daylami earned a B.A. in political science with a minor in English at the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was a senior articles editor for the Constitutional Law Quarterly.