Sonia is an Associate in Global Counsel’s Washington, D.C. office. She previously worked at a global government relations and public affairs firm where she provided research and administrative support for a wide variety of clients. 

At Global Counsel, Sonia works with both corporate and investor clients across a range of US policy issues.

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Advising private equity investors on the policy risks and opportunities when considering assets in the technology, financial services, and environmental sectors.
  • Working with global corporates to understand how US policy and regulatory developments can affect their business. 
  • Creating content for clients providing timely US political and policy analysis.

Latest Insights by Sonia Vasconcellos

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Pressure increases for US lawmakers on federal data privacy policy


In a landmark move, a US federal data privacy bill was reported out of the House Energy & Commerce Committee last week – the first time a consumer privacy bill has ever made it out of committee. It is timely - the landscape in the US surrounding tech companies’ collection and use of consumer data has never been more active. In recent years, voters have grown…

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US regulators get serious about going after the tech sector’s algorithms


The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been ramping up scrutiny of Big Tech companies ever since Chair Lina Khan – an avowed critic of Big Tech – arrived in June 2021. To date, the FTC has struggled to find ways to combat the rising influence of the technology industry using its limited set of enforcement tools. However, a recent new settlement with WW International,…

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