Jessica McGahie Sawyer - McDermott Will & Emery


Jessica (Jessi) McGahie Sawyer advises companies on global data protection laws, including privacy, cybersecurity risks, policies and incident responses, as well as data security obligations. She counsels clients on compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and US consumer privacy statutes. She advises clients on matters relating to data localization laws, international data transfers, privacy notices and data subject rights, cryptocurrency, e-commerce security and blockchain applications.

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  • Advised a big data company on its cybersecurity compliance program, including the development and implementation of a vulnerability management and data breach response plan
  • Advised a consumer services company in an enterprise-wide cybersecurity assessment and remediation plan
  • Advised an educational nonprofit on its compliance with COPPA, FERPA and other data protection regulations

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  • California Bar Association, member


Georgetown University, JD, 2011
Loyola Marymount University, MA, 2004
Cornell University, BA, 2002


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