Michelle Ontiveros Gross is a partner in Mayer Brown's Technology Transactions and Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practices in Northern California. Her practice includes advising clients on a wide range of technology-related matters, including data, digital services, outsourcing, licensing and M&A transition services and support. Michelle has significant experience with intellectual property strategy and commercialization; copyright, patent and trademark matters; and integration of business units and product lines in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

She also has extensive experience advising clients on data privacy and security matters, including with respect to cybersecurity, technology and data initiatives, development of privacy and data security policies, negotiating cybersecurity terms in commercial transactions and advising on privacy issues in connection with product development.  She regularly advises on matters related to data ownership, data rights, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and CAN-SPAM, as well as many other privacy and data security regulations.


Stanford University, BS

Columbia Law School, JD


  • California
  • New York