Haley Zhu-Butler’s passion lies at the intersection of law, technology, and data privacy, as she holds a Master of Arts in Linguistics from Tulane University where she studied Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing. Her understanding of these fields empowers her to provide innovative solutions to her clients, ensuring they navigate complex legal challenges seamlessly through her understanding of the law and technology. She is admitted in Louisiana, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia.

She is CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, indicating her ability to advise clients on implementing privacy policy frameworks, data breach notification procedures, and compliance with U.S. state and federal privacy regulations, including CCPA, GLBA, HIPAA, HITECH, FCRA, and global data protection laws (GDPR).

Haley is a dedicated advocate for diversity in the legal profession. She serves on the board of the Louisiana Asian Pacific American Bar Association and previously served as President of the Loyola Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Haley’s commitment to justice extends to her pro bono work, where she provides legal support to survivors of domestic violence.

Outside the Office

Outside of the office, Haley can be found enjoying a night at the symphony, traveling internationally, cooking a new recipe, or watching Saints and Alabama football games.


  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2022
    • Loyola Law Review, Online Editor (Executive Board)
    • Rule XX Student Practitioner, Criminal Defense Clinic
    • Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, President
    • Ignatian Law Scholar
  • Tulane University, M.A., 2018
    • Linguistics
    • Researched the effects of black box algorithms on bail determinations, conducting a comprehensive analysis identifying potential biases within reinforcement learning models to demonstrate the risks associated with utilizing AI for crucial judgments based on human behavior.
  • Tulane University, B.A., cum laude, 2016
    • John F. Kennedy Scholar
    • Newcomb-Tulane Honors College, 2015 Honors College Research Grant Recipient
    • Tulane Symphony Orchestra


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Lousiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA): Subcommittee Co-Chair
  • Louisiana Asian Pacific American Bar Association (LAPABA): Board Member
  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP): Co-Chair, New Orleans KnowledgeNet Chapter
  • Loyola Law Review Advisory Committee

  • Are We Asian Enough? The Invisible Immigrants Stuck in Between, 2023 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (“NAPABA”) Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 11, 2023.
  • Establishing a Cause of Action for Cybersecurity Breaches Against Government Agencies in Louisiana, 69 Loy. L. Rev. 415 (2022).
  • Harvard Admissions Standards: Constitutional or Not? The Advocate, Vol. 31, No. 3., Federal Bar Association New Orleans.