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Tanya Forsheit

Tanya Forsheit

Los Angeles Office Supervising Partner & Chair of Privacy and Security Group - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC


Tanya Forsheit is Chair of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz’s Privacy & Data Security Group, and Supervising Partner of the Los Angeles Office. She has advised on high-profile matters involving confidential data and other sensitive information for over 20 years. She advises on the protection, processing and monetization of data, including matters related to interest-based advertising, privacy policies, mobile apps, cloud computing, smart devices, and data analytics. She has advised on hundreds of information technology deals and transactions on behalf of both service providers and enterprise purchasers, including multilayered AdTech and cloud computing agreements.

Tanya is routinely called upon to help clients respond to time-sensitive security events and has advised on hundreds of such incidents. She has worked with dozens of multinational clients on the compliance requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and is currently representing dozens more in preparing for, and addressing the policy implications of, the California Consumer Privacy Act, taking effect in January 2020.

The Legal 500 praised her in the 2019 edition as “incredibly responsive” and “everything you could ask for in an outside counsel.” In January 2018, she was named by the Daily Journal as one of the top 20 Cyber attorneys in California, and was one of three finalists for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Cybersecurity Lawyer of the Year recognition in 2017. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School.