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Divonne advises clients on a wide range of legal matters, with a particular focus on legal and policy matters involving state attorneys general (AGs). Divonne has extensive experience counseling major corporations through government investigations and litigation, as well as private litigation. She regularly represents Fortune 100 companies on high-stakes matters, and advises clients in a wide array of industries.


  • Harvard Law School, 1995, J.D., cum laude, Executive Editor of the Harvard Women's Law Journal
  • Smith College, 1992, A.B., summa cum laude

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • Superior Court - District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court - New York

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked Band 1 in Chambers USA for Nationwide Government Relations: State Attorneys General, 2019-2020.
  • Accredited as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) by the IAPP, where she served on the IAPP Education Advisory Board
  • Member, Law Firm Advisory Committee to the District of Columbia Office of Attorney General 
  • Experience as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and the George Washington University Law School (ADR and Negotiation Seminars)



  • “Q&A with Massachusetts AG Maura Healey” was cited by:
    • Simkus, A. (2017) Preventing Data Breaches at Law Firms: Adapting Proactive Management-Based Regulation to Law-Firm Technology. Arizona Law Review, 59(4).     
    • Tarr, M. (2017) Law Firm Cybersecurity: The Sate of Preventative and Remedial Regulation Governing Data Breaches in the Legal Profession. Duke Law & Technology Review, 15 (1).
  • “Q&A: DC Attorney General Karl Racine talks consumer privacy” was cited by:
    • Citron, D. K. (2017). The Privacy Policymaking of State Attorneys General. Notre Dame Law Review, 92(2).
  • "State AGs: The Most Important Regulators in the U.S.?" was cited by:   
    • Domino, T. (2017) Certifying Statutory Class Actions in the Shadow of Due Process. New York University Law Review, 92(6).