Cécile Martin

Managing Partner || Paris

Cécile Martin is the Managing Partner of the Ogletree Deakins Paris office. She advises clients on compensation policies (including material risk takers), discrimination and harassment litigation, corporate restructuring, mass redundancies plans as well as collective litigation. By starting her career at the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL), Cecile has developed leading edge skills particularly on topics related to GDPR employee monitoring at the workplace, whistleblowing alerts, social media use and international data transfer.

Cécile is a member of the CDPO France Advisory Board and Co-Chair of the Paris KnowledgeNet of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is also a member of the firm’s Cross-Border and Cybersecurity and Privacy practice groups. She has been ranked by Chambers for the fourth consecutive year in 2020 and has been listed in the Best Lawyers 2021 edition. She lectures on data protection law at Paris La Sorbonne University.

Cécile speaks French and English.

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) : member of the European Advisory Board and previous Co-Chair of the Paris branch of KnowledgeNet
  • Avosial
  • IDS (Labor Law Institute)
  • In charge of the personal data protection course for the Master 2 in Corporate Social Protection Law (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Association of Former Officials of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL)


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