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
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...
The Blockchain Monitor
Buying Coffee with Bitcoin, Tracking Ships with Blockchain, Fighting Financial Crimes and Litigating ICOs
By Brian P. Bartish, Jonathan D. Blattmachr, Jaime B. Petenko, Marc D. Powers, Diana J. Stern
August 10, 2018
In this issue: • New Solutions Seek to Bring Cryptocurrencies Closer to Mainstream • Blockchain Developments for Shipping, Food, Pharmaceuticals and Diamonds • Cryprocurrency Scams and Enforcement Actions Perpetuate Uncertainty • Analysis...
The Blockchain Monitor
Blockchain Developments: Food Supply Chain, Bitcoin ETPs, ICOs and Tech Adoption
By Njeri S. Chasseau, Jonathan A. Forman, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Jaime B. Petenko
August 3, 2018
In this issue: • Multiple Pilots Drive Momentum for Leveraging Blockchain in the Food Supply Chain • SEC Rejects Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, Commissioner Dissents • New Reports Detail ICO Scrutiny and Seek to Provide Clarity • Blockchain...