Steven Pong is an associate at Girard Gibbs LLP. Before joining Girard Gibbs, he worked at the Wikimedia Foundation on data protection and privacy matters in anticipation of the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation, and strategic litigation to protect free expression and global access to knowledge. He also worked on Net Neutrality rulemaking and telecommunications privacy enforcement at the Federal Communications Commission.
Steven graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2015, where he served as a senior editor on the Georgetown Environmental Law Review. During law school, he counseled one of the first financial technology start-ups structured as a Public Benefit Corporation on corporate governance and privacy matters. He also spent time at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau interpreting the extent of the agency’s rulemaking and enforcement power under the Dodd-Frank Act, and served as a judicial intern for Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Before law school, Steven was a paralegal in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he supported investigations of mergers in the telecommunications, media, and technology industries.