A member of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Practice Group, Ciera advises companies in a variety of industries on compliance with the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) and other state, federal and international data privacy regulations.

She helps clients design data processing agreements, service provider agreements and other contract addenda, and reviews them for GDPR and CCPA compliance. Ciera also counsels businesses on the development of website privacy policies and global privacy programs, and provides advice on human resources-related privacy issues. She is a frequent writer and speaker on the impact of data privacy legislation on business practices.

Ciera also has experience with a broad array of complex commercial litigation, business agreements and compliance matters, and advises clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Ciera worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Julio L. Mendez,  Assignment Judge for Atlantic and Cape May counties, New Jersey Superior Court. She was also an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of a national law firm. 

Ciera worked as a legal intern at Grady Memorial Hospital, The Keenan Law Firm and H.J. Russell Construction, all based in Atlanta. 

As a law student, Ciera served as vice president of community outreach for Emory University Law School's Student Bar Association and Director of Intra-School Competitions for the Emory Moot Court Society. She was also a member of the law school's Health Law Society and Black Law Students Association. 

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Ciera is a graduate of the 2019 class of the NAACP's national NextGen Program. She is actively involved with the Atlantic City Chapter of the NAACP, where she serves as Chair of the Education Committee, promoting quality education initiatives in the surrounding area. She also serves as Chair of the Environmental Justice Committee, focusing her efforts on promoting clean air, water, land and food, and educating the community on environmental justice issues. She was honored at the 2019 Black Girls Rock (Jersey Style) Awards by the In My C.A.R.E. Mentoring Program for her commitment to success and serving the community.

HIPAA & Health Information Technology

Ciera contributes to the firm’s HIPAA & Health Information Technology blog, which monitors legal developments relating to the privacy and security of health information. Recent posts include:

Wearable Devices, Wellness Programs, and Health Apps: The Fringes of HIPAA

Data Privacy and Bias Concerns in AI Health Tech