Destiny Planter

Destiny counsels national and multi-national organizations on privacy, cybersecurity, data protection, and advertising with a focus on regulatory compliance. Destiny’s practice is also focused on the management of intellectual property portfolios.
Destiny Planter, Associate, ArentFox Schiff

As an Associate on the privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection team, Destiny regularly counsels clients on privacy laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA); Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA); FTC privacy enforcement activities; State data breach regulations; General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR); Colorado Privacy Act (CPA); and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA). She also counsels clients on the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property and prosecutes applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Previous Work

Prior to joining ArentFox Schiff, Destiny was awarded the Frances Phillips Fellowship. She used this opportunity to work with the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect and volunteer in orphanages in Kenya and Ghana. She then joined the Carolina College Advising Corps at Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she worked to increase the rates of college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students.

While in law school, Destiny served as a Member of the International Law Journal, President of the Black Law Students Association, a Student Attorney in the Youth Justice Clinic, a Member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee, an Intern at the nation’s first Critical Race Lawyering Civil Rights Clinic, and a Legal Extern at Forward Justice. She also received multiple Oral Advocacy awards. Additionally, Destiny spent her first summer of law school between a North Carolina based law firm and Wells Fargo’s legal department. During her third year, Destiny was inducted into the James E. and Carolyn B. Davis society.

Life Beyond the Law

Destiny enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and exploring the DC area.

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • District of Columbia Bar
  • Education
    University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, with Honors, Chancellors Scholarship Recipient, 2021
    University of North Carolina, BA, Cum Laude, Gates Millennium and Carolina Covenant Scholarship Recipient, 2016