GDR 100 2022

Jones Day

Jones Day

Professional notice

Jones Day

Partners21
Other lawyers28
Who’s Who Legal: Data nominees3
Personal data breaches notified12

Practice profile

Big-hitter Jones Day likes to take a proactive approach to the rapidly evolving cyberlaw industry, focusing on helping clients stay up to date with ever-changing rules and regulations. And Jones Day takes a multidisciplinary approach to its data offering, drawing on expertise from its transactions, compliance and strategic counseling, cyber-incident response, regulatory investigations and litigation practices to provide well-rounded and pragmatic data advice.

Jones Day’s global reach helps too. With expertise and offices across the globe, the firm is well placed to handle data breaches that span multiple data protection regimes – and all the regulatory burdens that such an incident entails. Its international approach, combined with lawyers experienced in advising clients in a multitude of sectors, means there are few data issues the firm can’t tackle.

Leading individuals

Dan McLoon in Los Angeles and Lisa Ropple in Boston lead a cybersecurity and privacy practice composed of 37 other partners, while Undine von Diemar coordinates the European practice from Munich. McLoon and Ropple in particular have significant data breach experience, while von Diemar has plenty of experience in data protection issues involved in M&A – most notably in technology transactions. Mauricio Paez in New York has a strong reputation for advising Fortune 100 companies.

Work highlights

Jones Day was key in advising on numerous deals in the tech sector in 2021. Notable transactions include Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high-performance analog semiconductors, acquiring the infrastructure and automotive business of Silicon Laboratories Inc. Partners Jonn Beeson, Randi Lesnick and Joseph Melnik advised Skyworks on the US$2.75 billion deal. Another banner deal was Huntington Ingalls Industries’ $1.65 billion acquisition of Alion Science, a military contractor that provides advanced engineering and R&D services in the areas of ISR, military training and simulation, cyber and data analytics. Partners Robert Profusek and Dotun Obadina advised Huntington in closing this deal.

Jones Day also counts a range of household names among its client list. It has defended credit rating agency Experian in multiple consolidated actions in the US, and advised IBM on privacy laws in Europe and the US.

Client feedback

A deputy general counsel for a cybersecurity firm says Jones Day has provided excellent service on a number of data-related legal issues. “They listen, provide accurate budgets and detailed planning, and provide real time regulatory insights,” the counsel says, paying particular homage to partner Jörg Hladjk, as well as associates Lucie Fournier and Laura Tielemans.

With locations in the key worldwide centers of business, finance, industry, and healthcare, Jones Day is recognized as "one of the premier global law firms for cybersecurity matters." (BTI Consulting Group). We have more than 80 lawyers in offices across the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia, and Latin America. Our clients benefit from our ability to respond to their legal needs across the broad geographical reach of our 42 offices. Distinctive to our competitors, Jones Day’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice is multidisciplinary: Our deep bench of lawyers brings cybersecurity, data protection, and privacy law expertise across the full spectrum of client needs, including transactions, compliance and strategic counseling, cyber-incident response, regulatory investigations, and litigation. Our practice has been recognized for our proactive approach: We focus on advising our clients to help them stay current and prepared in this dynamic and rapidly evolving legal area. We are uniquely positioned to assist clients in responding to cybersecurity incidents that straddle multiple borders and time zones. We also advise clients on the global transfer of data that is subject to multiple jurisdictional regulatory schemes. Our Firm routinely forms teams to handle matters across practices, areas of specialization, and geographic reach. Our global team of focused cybersecurity, data protection, and privacy lawyers has the experience, skills, and devotion to client service that enables us to help our clients effectively across the full multi-disciplinary practice spectrum. Jones Day lawyers also offer experience across sectors, including emerging technologies, health care, financial services, retail, communications, manufacturing, and transportation. Clients work closely with lawyers on issues related to incident response and preparedness, critical infrastructure, government contracting and defense, workplace and employee privacy, consumer and telemarketing laws, big data, e-commerce, and the internet of things.

Contacts

Daniel J. McLoon (Dan)
Practice Leader Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
Tel: + 1.213.243.2580
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.jonesday.com
Lisa M. Ropple
Practice Leader Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
Tel: + 1.617.449.6955
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.jonesday.com

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