Ms. Daylami is Senior Counsel in the firm’s government law section specializing in privacy issues, state regulation of business practices, consumer protection, and legislative process.
Prior to joining Nielsen Merksamer, Ms. Daylami accumulated close to 10 years of public policy and legal experience in public service in both the legislative and executive branches of government. Most recently, Ms. Daylami served as Chief Consultant of the Assembly Privacy & Consumer Protection Committee, where she provided expertise on privacy, cybersecurity, consumer protection, and deployment of technology by state government. As Chief of Privacy, 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.
Ms. 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.
Ms. Daylami attended the University of California, Berkeley where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with a minor in English. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she served as a Senior Articles Editor for the Constitutional Law Quarterly. During law school, Ms. Daylami participated in a legislative clinic which placed her in a semester-long externship with the Assembly Elections & Redistricting Committee and she subsequently worked as a summer law clerk at Nielsen Merksamer’s Marin office.
Ms. Daylami is a member of the California State Bar and currently resides in Sacramento.