Our Team

We are a challenger law firm that specialises in data protection, artificial intelligence and digital regulatory matters. We advise global clients across all sectors, and have particular expertise in advising disruptive technology clients who are at the cutting edge of the digital frontier. Our advice is always simple, strategic and actionable.

Our Leadership

Phil founded Digiphile in 2022. Prior to that, Phil was an equity partner in a leading international law firm, and ranked as a leading individual for data protection advice in the key legal directories.

Phil has 20 years’ experience advising on data protection matters, and has advised a wide range of technology businesses, from early stage through to blue chip, on their data protection compliance. Phil spent a number of years working in Silicon Valley, developing a unique insight into the challenges of running transatlantic privacy programs.

When he’s not at his desk working, Phil can normally be found playing video games involving Batman or Zombies, or watching post-apocalyptic science fiction shows on TV.

Phil Lee, the founder of Digiphile

Phil Lee

Zettabyte Lawyer (Managing Director)

Leading individual

Ranked in Legal 500

FIP

Fellow of Information Privacy

Marco Piana

Terabyte Lawyer (Senior Associate)

Marco is a dual-qualified English and Italian lawyer, who specialises in advising blue-chip companies on complex, cross-border data protection and digital regulatory issues. Marco began his career in private practice in Italy, subsequently moving to the UK and working in-house for Meta and Salesforce, before joining Digiphile in 2023. Marco is also an accomplished Dungeon Master, expert videogamer and motorbike enthusiast.

Michael Brown

Side-Loading Lawyer (Senior Consultant)

Michael is an English-qualified lawyer who specialises in privacy, AI and technology law. As part of his general legal consulting practice, he works part-time as a Senior Consultant for Digiphile, and separately teaches at the University of Edinburgh Law School and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Teaching Faculty. In his spare time, Michael enjoys playing tennis and reading.

Jessica Morris

Data Protection Lawyer

Jessica is a dual-qualified English and Irish data protection lawyer, and part-time Consultant for Digiphile.  Jessica spent a number of years in private practice, including at A&L Goodbody in Ireland, and also spent a year seconded to Google.  Most recently, Jessica worked as Privacy Counsel at TikTok, where she advised the business on all manner of data protection issues arising across the EU and the UK.  In her spare time, Jessica enjoys long walks with her dog, swimming and spending time on the beach.

Al Lee

Director of (Floating Point) Operations (Director of Operations)

Al is an award-winning business continuity professional with more than 15 years’ experience in an operational role. With in-depth knowledge of operational resilience, risk management, business continuity and crisis management, Al now uses his insight from working across different industries to run the operations here at Digiphile. Outside of work, Al is passionate about crypto, online gaming and woodwork.

Isabelle Lee

User Experience (HR / Office Manager)

Isabelle is multilingual and has had a varied career to date, starting out in publishing before training as a primary school teacher and is a volunteer helpline listener for a multiple births charity. She currently leads Digiphile’s HR team and fulfils general office management duties. Outside of work, Isabelle is passionate about dressmaking and is rarely seen far from her beloved sewing machine.

International
Expertise

Digiphile’s expansive network of local counsel relationships around the world enables it to help global clients navigate the complexities of cross-border legal challenges.

Our adept handling of international legal matters ensures that, no matter whether your business operates within Europe or beyond, you have access to specialist and nuanced data protection, AI, and digital regulatory legal advice that transcends borders.

If you need specialist international local law advice, we can engage, project manage, and pay local counsel as needed, charging their costs through to you in our billing – saving you the need to engage additional legal vendors.

Our Philosophy

At Digiphile, we break down the complexities of legal advice into simple, strategic, actionable steps. We believe in removing the barriers of legalese to provide you with direct, effective counsel that moves your business forward.

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