Jaime B. Petenko


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Jaime Petenko's firm stance at the intersection of privacy and emerging technology issues, joined by her strong corporate background, lends a distinctive perspective to her privacy and data protection practice. She offers clients an insightful approach, complete with an in-depth understanding of international, federal and state rules, regulations and guidance related to privacy, including the General Data Protection Regulation. Additionally, she counsels clients on how to prepare for the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the multitude of other potential U.S. state and federal privacy laws, including advising companies on managing risk related to data collection and use and designing and implementing privacy compliance programs. Jaime's grasp on cutting-edge matters also allows her to advise clients on legal and regulatory issues related to blockchain, virtual currencies and artificial intelligence.

That knowledge pairs with a unique familiarity of a company's concerns. Jaime spent significant time representing business leaders overseas, facilitating capital markets offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions -- experience that now inspires Jaime to devise cost-effective solutions to risk management.

Recognitions and Memberships


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

Pro Bono

  • The Pro Bono Institute, Contributor: A Survey of Pro Bono Practices and Opportunities in 84 Jurisdictions.

Prior Positions

  • Georgetown University Law Center's Institute for Technology Law & Policy: Senior Associate Fellow (2017 to 2018)
  • Federal Communications Commission, Office of Commissioner Clyburn: Law Clerk (2017)


  • Texas
  • Pennsylvania


  • LL.M., Individualized Studies (Technology Law & Policy), Georgetown University Law Center, with distinction
  • J.D., Louisiana State University, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; Louisiana Law Review, Member; Chancellor's Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
  • M.A., Anthropology, Louisiana State University, magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame


In The Blogs

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Data Privacy Monitor
"No Deal" Brexit May Bring Practical Problems for Privacy and Data Protection
By Kyle R. Fath, Laura E. Jehl, Jaime B. Petenko
January 31, 2019
With a “No Deal” Brexit seeming more likely than ever after the UK Parliament voted down a proposed deal in January 2019, concerns are rapidly multiplying about the effects of such a withdrawal from the EU for organizations doing business...
Data Privacy Monitor
Racing to Meet the 72-hour Deadline to Report a Personal Data Breach in the EU? A GDPR Resource Is Available
By Laura E. Jehl, Jaime B. Petenko
January 28, 2019
Companies face substantial challenges in complying with breach notification requirements under Article 33 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Article 33 requires a data controller to report a personal data breach to European...
Blockchain Monitor
Global Blockchain Developments: Zero-Knowledge Proofs on Ethereum, New Foreign Regulatory Frameworks, Continued Enforcement Actions
By Simone O. Otenaike, Jaime B. Petenko, Taylor M. Thompson
November 2, 2018
In this issue: • Supply Chain and Banking Pilots Expand, Zero-Knowledge Proofs Meet Ethereum • Cryptocurrency Exchange Announcements, Malta Blockchain Laws Take Effect • Global Developments in Enforcement, Regulatory Frameworks and Court...
Blockchain Monitor
Blockchain Applications for Enterprise and Payments Evolve, New Legislation Proposed, Mining Malware Surges and a Bitcoin Bug Is Fixed
By Brian P. Bartish, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Jaime B. Petenko, Diana J. Stern
September 28, 2018
In this issue: • Blockchain Initiatives Pursue Solutions for Refugees, Voting, Smart Cities, Defense and Food Safety • Cryptocurrency Legal Developments: Tax, Proposed Legislation, AML and CFTC • Enforcement Actions Continue, Cryptomining...
Blockchain Monitor
Stablecoins Launch in US Amid Multiple Securities Enforcement Actions and Bid to Repurpose DoD Data Center for Cryptocurrency Mining
By Brian P. Bartish, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Jaime B. Petenko
September 14, 2018
In this issue: • Stablecoins Launch in US as New Data Cites Drop in ICO Funding • SEC and FINRA Issue First-of-Their-Kind Enforcement Actions • Blockchain Enterprise Developments: Mining, Digital Identities and Food Supply Chain •...