Shata L. Stucky,





Shata represents major corporations in complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts. She has experience working on a wide variety of legal issues, including data privacy, patent infringement, products liability, insurance coverage, and hazardous waste cleanup.

Representative work includes defending major corporations in nationwide class actions alleging breach of data privacy obligations, defending a gaming company against allegations of patent infringement, assisting clients with the development of privacy policies and terms of use, advising clients on privacy statutes and regulations, successfully litigating and settling a seven figure life insurance claim involving alleged application misrepresentations, successfully litigating and settling a multi-million dollar personal lines claim for defense and indemnity arising out of bodily and personal injury alleged liability, and pursuing coverage on behalf of metal fabricator for over thirty years of environmental claims.

Before joining Riddell Williams, Shata served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Harriet Lansing, Minnesota Court of Appeals.

CLE Presenter, “Trends in Data Security and Health Information Privacy,” Seattle University School of Law, August 3, 2016


CLE Presenter, “Data Security for Health Information: Perspectives, Trends, and Risks,” Seattle University Law School Health Law Certificate Program, August 12, 2015


The Federal Trade Commission’s Recent Comments on Big Data,” Riddell Williams News Alert – June 16, 2015


Data Privacy and Security Obligations: The Essential Questions Every Business Must Ask,” RW Breakfast Briefing, May 6, 2015


Privacy and Data Security Considerations for the Use of Dashboards,” Riddell Williams Breakfast Briefing – October 7, 2014


“Pitfalls and Potential of Emerging Payments,” Association of Corporate Counsel-Washington Chapter Technology Summit, June 3, 2014


“Strict New Anti-Spam Rules Take Effect in Canada July 1st,” Riddell Williams News Alert – June 2014 (PDF)


Identifying, Managing and Responding to Data Privacy and Data Security Risks,” Riddell Williams Litigation Breakfast Briefing, April 9, 2014


“SEC Puts Focus on Cybersecurity,” Riddell Williams News Alert – April 2014 (PDF)


CLE Presenter, Attorney-Client Privilege and Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel (December 5, 2013)


CLE Presenter, United States v. Graf and Attorney-Client Privilege: Best Practices for Working with Environmental Consultants, Environmental & Land Use Law: What You Need to Know for 2011 (December 8, 2010)


Protecting Communities from Unwarranted Environmental Risks: A NEPA Solution for the ICCTA, 91 Minn. L. Rev. 836 (2007)

Shata has been designated a Washington Rising Star®



Board Member, Literacy Council of Seattle


Board Member, Washington Appleseed

Shata earned her B.A. in English from Yale University and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. In law school, she served as a managing editor of the Minnesota Law Review, participated in the Environmental Law Moot Court, and taught as a student instructor in the First Year Legal Research and Writing Program.


Shata has also earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through  the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).


Riddell Williams Attorneys Named Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Top Women Attorneys, and Top 100

Riddell Williams congratulates the following individuals who have been designated 2016 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Top Women Attorneys and Top 100 Super Lawyers: 2016 Super Lawyers Bruce J. … read more

The Federal Trade Commission’s Recent Comments on Big Data

There are numerous open questions about how Big Data will be regulated.  What types of decisions can be made, in what context, and what disclosures need to be … read more

Data Privacy and Security Obligations: The Essential Questions Every Business Must Ask

Join attorneys Bruce Goto, Gavin Skok and Shata Stucky as they discuss the data management, privacy and security questions every business should ask, and the actions every business … read more

Brace Your Company for an Onslaught of Government Action on Privacy and Data Security

If 2014 was the year of the data breach, then 2015 may well become known as the year the government fights back.  This year has already seen a … read more

Data Breach Notification Statutes

Data security is quickly becoming one of the most pressing issues affecting businesses.  The security threats are numerous – “hacker attack,” point-of-sale network intrusion (e.g., Target), stolen hard … read more

Using Data Dashboards for Better Nonprofit Governance

Learn from a leading data graphics expert, nonprofit accountant, and lawyer how effective selection and display of key data on financial performance can help your board and staff … read more

Strict New Anti-Spam Rules Take Effect in Canada July 1st

This is a quick reminder that Canada’s strict new Anti-Spam Legislation goes into effect on July 1, 2014, and has broad implications for emails and text messages sent … read more

Identifying, Managing and Responding to Data Privacy and Data Security Risks

This presentation is designed to assist corporate counsel in identifying data privacy and data security risks in their organizations and to develop tools to manage and respond to … read more

SEC Puts Focus on Cybersecurity

Following a wave of large data breaches and increased Congressional pressure, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is taking a closer look at cybersecurity disclosure requirements. With the … read more

Two Recent Decisions Highlight Shrinking Traditional Insurance for Data Breach Liability, Consideration of New Policies

In the war between businesses and hackers, data breach losses present potentially astronomical legal exposure and business expense, for which insurance would be very helpful.  Any company that … read more

Attorney-Client Privilege Applies to Environmental Consultants

The Ninth Circuit recently held that a corporation’s attorney-client privilege extends to communications between corporate counsel and outside consultants who are “functional employees.” See United States v. Graf, … read more

EPA Is Considering CERCLA Financial-Responsibility Requirements for Several Industries

June 4, 2010 Newsletter (PDF). The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) continues to add to the list of industries which may become subject to financial-responsibility requirements under the Comprehensive … read more