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Written by: Robert Noble

New York, February 19, 2024

The Beckage Firm PLLC, a women-owned, boutique data security and privacy law firm announced the addition of Rafa Baca to the rapidly growing team of The Beckage Firm. Rafa Baca, will serve as a distinguished member of the Firm’s team of attorneys.

Rafa merges the worlds of technology and law with a pioneering spirit and a forward-thinking approach. With a recent Master’s of Science in Computer & Data Science having a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Software Engineering, Data Analytics and, topped with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Rafa Baca embodies the fusion of technical prowess, legal insight and business pragmatism.

Rafa’s legal and industry experience in AI and determined focus through the lens of Language Models (NLP), underscores a profound engagement with cutting-edge technologies where regulation is sparse and emerging.  Rafa Baca brings to the table substantial technical and engineering expertise while navigating the intricacies of Digital Data Privacy, Cyber & Information Security, and Data Protection Compliance across International, U.S. federal and state regulations at The Beckage Firm.

Rafa’s career is further marked by a deep-seated expertise in Product and Intellectual Property (“IP”) law, including Global Patent Prosecution and IP Litigation, especially within the engineering and physical sciences sectors. Rafa’s extensive experience as a trusted advisor to product and engineering teams in the high-stakes environment of Silicon Valley, California, and beyond, highlights his pragmatic ability to navigate and manage data risk in software development with both a legal and business lens.

This extensive experience is complemented by an active involvement in the formulation of strategic, legal frameworks for the tech industry’s dynamic environment.  Rafa is the author of the “Digital Deputy Act” introduced to the California Legislature geared toward the ethical use of data and AI from a regulatory standpoint.

At the heart of Rafa’s professional ethos is a drive to excel at the intersection of law, computer & data science, business, and engineering.  Rafa’s past legal experience encompasses in-house legal counsel at Tech and Medical corporations, large & boutique law firms, a U.S. Nuclear laboratory, and Silicon Valley startups.

Beyond his technical and legal expertise, Rafa stands out for his exceptional collaborative and communication skills. He is a national speaker, thought leader, and recognized expert in AI, software, and law. Currently serving as the National Chair for the American Bar Association (ABA), Rafa Baca’s influence extends through his previous engagements as a speaker for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and SXSW Interactive conferences, by sharing insights and fostering discussions on the critical intersection of technology and legal practice.  Rafa Baca continues to influence and shape the future of technology and law in AI and Tech.

The Beckage Firm is headquartered in New York. Its services include Incident Response/Data Breach, Data Security and Privacy Compliance, Personal Privacy, and Data Due Diligence.

About The Beckage Firm: The Beckage Firm is a women-owned law firm. Its attorneys and technology professionals counsel clients on matters pertaining to data security and privacy compliance, government investigations, litigation and class action defense, incident response, technology, personal security and privacy, data due diligence, and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes. In addition to women-owned, the Beckage Partnership Team also includes military veterans. Learn more at