Filippo A. Raso

Filippo A. Raso

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 6537

Fax +1 202 637 5910


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Filippo A. Raso helps companies leverage data to deliver innovative solutions while managing legal, reputational, and practical risk. He excels in breaking down complex, cross-cutting problems and in providing concise, clear, and thoughtful advice.

Filippo counsels companies on a broad range of issues. Recently, these have included the use and disclosure of health information, consumer profiling, data breach response, security program development, national security laws, M&A-related privacy concerns, and the newly enacted California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The clients he works with are as diverse as the issues he addresses, encompassing retailers, software companies, advertising networks, pharmaceutical companies, and nonprofits among others.

Filippo has long been drawn to data-driven technologies. Working for a virtual data room provider prior to law school, he saw firsthand how software cuts costs and improves efficiencies for companies across all sectors. During law school, he came to appreciate the compliance challenges facing companies of all sizes by advising clients of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project and through his internship with the government of Canada's Privacy and Data Protection Directorate.

While in law school, Filippo served as the executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology Digest, launching its commentary program. He worked extensively with Harvard University Berkman Klein Center's Cyberlaw Clinic. During his advanced clinical placement, Filippo, alongside Hannah Hilligoss and Vivek Krishnamurthy, published Artificial Intelligence & Human Rights, a groundbreaking report on the intersection of artificial intelligence and international human rights.

Awards and recognitions


Technologogy and Human Rights Fellow
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Education and admissions


J.D., Harvard Law School, 2018

B.S., University of Toronto, Scarborough, 2014


Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals

Member, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Related knowledge

Artificial Intelligence

Representative experience

Helped a publisher with a global consumer base investigate a data security incident and respond to related regulatory inquiries.

Counselled multinational corporations on public policy issues related to privacy and cybersecurity.

Represented multiple companies on FTC and state AG investigations, including CCPA-related actions from the California Attorney General.

Assisted several global companies with developing international data use strategies to unlock the value of data while minimizing legal and reputational risks.

Assisted a leading cloud software provider with evaluating privacy and data protection implications of acquiring an artificial intelligence software provider.

Advised companies on compliance with data protection laws and regulations, including HIPAA, the FTC Act, COPPA, CCPA, GDPR, PIPEDA, and LGPD.

Represented direct-to-consumer e-commerce company in investigation by the Federal Trade Commission regarding compliance with consumer protection laws and the FTC Act.

Advised companies on compliance with marketing laws and regulations, including CAN-SPAM, e-Privacy Directive, and CASL.

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