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. 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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The 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...
The 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, Heather K. P. Fincher, 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...
The 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, Melonia A. Bennett, Njeri S. Chasseau, 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 •...
The Blockchain Monitor
Blockchain Capital Markets Offerings and Executive Attitudes Evolve, Threats Continue
By Brian P. Bartish, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Simone O. Otenaike, Jaime B. Petenko
August 31, 2018
In this issue: • New Blockchain Trading Platforms and Capital Markets Offerings Announced • Blockchain Executive Surveys Released, More Pilots and Investments Announced • Update: Cryptocurrency Cybercrimes and ICO Enforcement Actions •...
The Blockchain Monitor
U.S. Customs Pilots Blockchain, SEC Rejects Bitcoin ETFs, Governments' Investment and Enforcement Actions Continue
By John C. McIlwee, Simone O. Otenaike, Jaime B. Petenko, Joanna F. Wasick
August 24, 2018
In this issue: • U.S. Customs Pilots Blockchain for Supply Chain as Private Sector Pilots Continue • The SEC Rejects Bitcoin ETFs; New Exchanges and Services Announced Abroad • Governments Worldwide Continue to Invest in Blockchain...