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Antitrust West Coast
May 2-3 2024
San Francisco Marriott Union SquareSan Francisco, CA

Ann Staggs
Associate General Counsel, Privacy at Airbnb


Ann Staggs, as the Associate General Counsel for Privacy at Airbnb, is an esteemed expert navigating the intricate intersections of international privacy laws and innovative technologies. With over 17 years of comprehensive experience, her portfolio spans a broad array of cutting-edge issues such as privacy compliance, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity, while also advising U.S. congressional offices on international privacy laws, solidifying her reputation in both private practice and as in-house counsel.

With an MBA education background, and hands on technical experience, Staggs merges her profound legal expertise with technical acuity to provide pragmatic solutions to complex, technology-centric issues including those of first impression. Her extensive experience in building and implementing privacy programs in both start-up environments and global organizations, demonstrates her unique ability to drive growth through creative solutions with cross functional collaboration.

Staggs's commitment to diversity and inclusion is a defining aspect of her professional persona. She has initiated an innovative privacy internship program tailored for underprivileged and diverse students while also serving as an advisor to Airbnb’s legal diversity and inclusion program, illustrating her deep commitment to paying it forward within the tech industry.

In recognition of her exceptional contribution to Airbnb, Staggs has been honored with the Changemaker and Critical Talent awards. Her impactful leadership roles within the Minority Bar Coalition and the Bar Association of San Francisco, coupled with her internal leadership within Airbnb, underscores her passion for impactful community work. In summary, Ann Staggs is a leading figure in her field, revolutionizing the nexus of law and technology while making significant strides in community service, diversity and inclusion.

Agenda Sessions

  • AI & Antitrust