Simonne Brousseau’s practice focuses on privacy and life sciences research. As a member of the firm’s FDA Regulatory and Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Strategy teams, Simonne leverages her cross-disciplinary regulatory experience to advise clients on complex data use, clinical research and FDA regulatory issues.

Clinical Trials and Research

Simonne counsels life sciences companies, including major pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies to support drug and device research and development. She routinely negotiates and supports the development of clinical trial agreements, informed consent forms, vendor and CRO agreements, and other research collaboration agreements in the U.S. and abroad. She also advises clients on collection and use of clinical data, including pseudonymized research results, genetic samples and de-identified health data.

Privacy and Cybersecurity

Simonne advises clients in a variety of sectors on compliance issues related to the GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, CAN-SPAM Act, TCPA and other privacy statutes and regulations. In particular, she works closely with clients to manage compliance with the CCPA/CPRA and other state data protection laws. She also drafts and negotiates data protection agreements, consumer-facing privacy notices and policies, and internal privacy resources. Finally, Simonne helps clients navigate international data transfer restrictions to facilitate cross-border transactions.

Prior Experience

From 2020-21, Simonne clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel C. Hoppe in the Western District of Virginia.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

Virginia Supreme Court


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Hon. Joel C. Hoppe, 2020-2021


University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. Virginia Journal of International Law (managing board) (2020)

American University
B.A. in International Studies and French Studies (2014)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • TCPA Blog – a resource analyzing TCPA-related litigation and regulatory developments

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Simonne also maintains an active pro bono practice. In collaboration with the Innocence Project at UVA Law, Simonne conducted an extensive investigation into a 2002 wrongful conviction. In January 2022, the client received an absolute pardon, fully exonerating him after nearly twenty years in prison.


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021-22
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