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James D. Snyder

San Diego
San Francisco
(415) 627.7264


State Bar of California
United States District Court for the Southern District of California


Outside General Counsel Services
Data Privacy and Security
Emerging Growth
General Corporate & Commercial
Mergers and Acquisitions
Business Technology
Cannabis Business Counsel
HR & Employment
Workers’ Compensation Defense


International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Ignite at UCSD (Mentor)


J.D., California Western School of Law - San Diego

B.A., Political Science, University of California - Santa Barbara



James D. Snyder is a partner in the San Diego office. Mr. Snyder has a broad high-tech business transactions practice, with years of experience in law firms and as in-house General Counsel in San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

Mr. Snyder's clients span many industries from connected car and IoT connectivity leaders and life sciences and healthcare chatbot pioneers to supply chain and finan­cial services SaaS network providers. Mr. Snyder provides executive legal and compliance counsel to emerging and estab­lished companies.  Having spent years as in-house General Counsel with technology and software companies, Mr. Snyder has a unique ability to focus on critical items for his client's businesses. 

Mr. Snyder's General Counsel as a Service approach to representing emerging technology entrepreneurs ensures small businesses and start-ups receive the legal representation they need early on with fees that are consistent and fair.

In spending years representing analytics, software and SaaS companies, Mr. Snyder has been at the forefront of data privacy and security challenges and uses this unique skill set to set his client's apart from their competition. Mr. Snyder has extensive experience ensuring his clients are General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant with respect GDPR and the European Union and he is well versed in California’s new privacy regime, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), both of which directly affect the majority of businesses whether the business is directly in the European Union or California.  Mr. Snyder also has extensive experience developing and managing his client’s open source software policies and procedures.

Mr. Snyder has extensive Mergers and Acquisitions and Financing experience, both as in-house General Counsel and as outside counsel in law firms. Mr. Snyder has represented companies around the world, bringing US companies into India, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Brazil and throughout Europe.

Mr. Snyder also enjoys sports, challenging himself in Tough Mudder competitions and camping with his wife, Jessica, and three children, Harrison, Cassidy and Colin.


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