Arlyn Upshaw


Arlyn Upshaw focuses her practice on privacy, data security, and transportation policy issues.  She advises clients on federal, state, and international laws and regulations, including state breach notification laws, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Arlyn also assists developers of emerging autonomous and connected vehicle technologies, providing guidance on regulatory compliance matters and advocating on behalf of clients to advance state, federal, and international policy objectives.  Prior to joining Venable, Arlyn attended the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a student attorney in the Human Trafficking Clinic and an Executive Editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform.




  • J.D. University of Michigan Law School 2020
    • Legal intern, Pro Bono Institute
    • Co-founder, Student Sexual Assault and Harassment Legal Advocacy Service
    • Student attorney, Human Trafficking Clinic
    • Executive editor, Michigan Journal of Law Reform
  • B.A. Communication Studies cum laude University of California at Los Angeles 2016

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia