Where the Passion Begins
Aki Estrella is a consultant and advisor with 16 years of experience with privacy, regulation, law and technology. She has held positions as a business attorney and as a consumer protection attorney. She's spent her entire career advising established businesses, start-ups, financial institutions and financial services providers while also working with regulators to ensure compliance with both state and federal law.
She is often a featured speaker and author on the intersections of technology, regulation, and innovation. Additionally, she holds multiple leadership roles with the American Bar Association, Business Law Section where she focuses on Consumer Financial Services, Corporate Compliance and Privacy Issues.
Aki has also devoted time to increasing access to legal services by marginalized people by serving as a founding member of QLaw, a service-oriented minority bar association. Additionally, she has served as a director for the philanthropic Pride Foundation and as a legislative committee member for the non-profit organization Legal Voice.
Aki is a graduate of Carleton College and Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she received her Master’s of Law in Financial Services Law. She grew up on the west coast and attended law school in Seattle, Washington. She spends an inordinate amount of time photographing her two dogs and lifting tremendous amounts of weight while wearing a snappy singlet on the platform