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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  • Represented an information services company in an investigation of and lead response to a data incident involving numerous data centers across the US*
  • Represented a consumer credit reporting agency in series of nationwide class actions after a breach of mobile applicant data*
  • Represented a consumer credit reporting agency in connection with an investigation and lawsuit initiated by the Attorney General of Mississippi challenging the client’s credit reporting and consumer marketing activities under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act and the Dodd-Frank Act*

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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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