Jaime Petenko addresses the complex issues presented by emerging technologies. She has a deep understanding of international, federal and state privacy and data protection rules, regulations and guidance, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). She counsels clients on identifying risks related to global data collection, use and storage and managing compliance obligations. Jaime’s corporate background gives her a unique perspective on privacy and data protection. Jaime also advises on legal and regulatory issues related to blockchain, virtual currencies and artificial intelligence.


  • Developed and implemented GDPR compliance programs for numerous multinational organizations, including data transfer mechanisms, data protection impact assessments, privacy notices and employee training*
  • Assisted multinational organizations with global privacy compliance efforts, including data transfers and revising vendor agreements*
  • Advised numerous companies on the requirements under CCPA and assisted with all phases of developing and implementing compliance programs*

*Handled previous to joining McDermott


  • International Association of Privacy Professionals – Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)


Georgetown University Law Center, LLM, 2017
Louisiana State University, JD, summa cum laude, 2009
Louisiana State University, MA, magna cum laude, 2005
University of Notre Dame, BA, 2003


Jaime B. Petenko

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