Overview


Laura Jehl serves as global head of the Firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. Focusing on the intersection of data, law and emerging technologies, Laura advises clients on the full scope of existing and emerging privacy and cybersecurity issues. She has extensive experience identifying and mitigating privacy and data issues arising out of the collection, use and storage of data as well as the design of new business models, products and technologies. With unique experience as a former in-house counsel and senior C-suite executive, she understands the business, legal and technological challenges and opportunities her clients face and helps develop innovative approaches to maximize the value of their data-based assets.

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Results


  • Advised global hospitality company in connection with response to major data security incident that potentially exposed the personal information of up to 500 million guests at hotel properties. Engagement included advice on compliance with US and international data protection and data breach notification regulations, including EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)*
  • Developed and implemented GDPR compliance programs for numerous US and international organizations, including GDPR applicability analysis, data mapping, data transfer mechanisms, consent mechanisms, “right to be forgotten,” data security assessments, breach response programs, selection of Data Protection Officers and employee training*
  • Advised numerous clients on preparation for compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), including advocacy related to development of implementing regulations*

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Recognitions


  • Chambers FinTech: Legal: Data Protection & Cyber Security – USA, Band 2, 2019
  • The Legal 500 United States, 2018 to 2019

Community


  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

Credentials


Education
Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 1991
University of California, Berkeley, BA, highest honors, 1986

Admissions
District of Columbia
California

Languages
English
French
Spanish

Laura E. Jehl

Insights & Events / Media

United States / McDermott Event / December 2019

United States / McDermott Event / November 2019

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