Janine Anthony Bowen

Partner

Atlanta
T +1.404.946.9816
F +1.404.459.5734

Overview

Janine Anthony Bowen is a top-level technology law strategist and negotiator with more than 30 years of experience with technology companies, on both the business and legal sides. With her background as a project manager, technology consultant and engineer, plus a decade-long tenure working in technology companies, Janine has always operated at the intersection of technology, data and value creation. She has negotiated more than $1 billion in strategic technology transactions and is known for her ability to get landscape-changing technology deals done.

Janine co-leads both the Privacy Governance and Technology Transactions and the Digital Transformation and Data Economy teams. Additionally, she serves as the Atlanta and Orlando Digital Assets and Data Management Leader.

With deep technology experience, Janine is a pragmatic and seasoned professional who counsels clients in matters regarding digital transformation, or the use, licensing, acquisition and commercialization of technology and intellectual property, including matters regarding healthcare technology and privacy and data protection. Always on the front lines of industry innovation, her comfort with complex issues makes Janine a trusted advisor for clients negotiating strategic technology-related deals, as well as those in need of cost control and strategic growth advice.

Janine is also well-versed in areas of privacy and cyberlaw. With her depth in transactional privacy, she advises clients on the most effective contractual frameworks to achieve their privacy objectives inside the business and with vendors and business partners.

As former Chair of the Technology Law Section of the Georgia Bar (now the Privacy and Technology Law Section) and former Co-Chair and a faculty member of the Practising Law Institute’s program “Cloud Computing: Key Issues and Practical Guidance,” she is often called on to speak to the latest industry trends and best practices.

Select Experience

Digital Transformation
  • Advised a global multi-brand restaurant company in its digital transformation and reengineering of its quality assurance and auditing function for its international franchisees located in 60 countries around the world. This digital transformation allowed the company to move from a 5% census of its international franchisees to a 100% census.
Technology Transactions
  • Spearheading the acquisition of a $100 million enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and cloud service as lead technology counsel.
Cloud and Technology Counsel Experience
  • Serving as lead technology and intellectual property counsel in the $354 million acquisition of a credit card processing company.
Healthcare Technology
  • Chief counsel for clinical cardiac data provider for hospitals, doctors, and health systems; negotiated all customer relationships, data acquisition relationships, online services terms, and ultimate sale of business to a Fortune 500 for-profit healthcare system.
More »

Experience

Digital Transformation
  • Advised a global multi-brand restaurant company in its digital transformation and reengineering of of its quality assurance and auditing function for its international franchisees located in 60 countries around the world. This digital transformation allowed the company to move from a 5% census of its international franchisees to a 100% census.
  • Advised a Fortune 500 general building materials company in development and execution of digital and internet strategy for provisioning software and cloud-based solutions for the auto-collision repair industry.
  • Counseled a global multibrand restaurant company in structuring its next generation telecommunications strategy, including issues around data ownership, data privacy and use of multibrand pricing methodologies as a funding mechanism for future growth.
  • Counseled a manufacturing machinery producer on issues associated with the potential acquisition and deployment of a software company as a stand-alone new service line.
  • Advised a leading national professional services firm on IP ownership and confidentiality issues associated with potential commercialization of homegrown client service offerings as cloud-based client service solutions.
Technology Transactions
  • Spearheading the acquisition of a $100 million enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and cloud service as lead technology counsel.
  • Serving as lead technology counsel on the outsourcing of a $75 million ERP application management system.
  • Actively presiding as lead counsel in the negotiation of $160 million and $50 million cloud services agreement between a provider of outsourced technology services and the provider’s client.
  • Lead technology counsel on $35 million front-of-the-house, timekeeping, HR and back office cloud services acquisition for 1,000+ unit private equity-backed restaurant franchise company.
  • Advising multi-billion-dollar health and beauty company as lead technology counsel on $20 million international unified commerce cloud solution.
  • Serving as lead counsel in $15 million cloud-based talent and expense management solution acquisition.
Cloud and Technology Counsel Experience
  • Serving as lead technology and intellectual property counsel in the $354 million acquisition of a credit card processing company.
  • Serving as lead counsel to an emerging growth mobile services in the negotiation of its multimillion-dollar mobile technology solutions agreements with Fortune 500 companies.
  • Representing an insurance company in its multimillion-dollar, multi-party, cloud and software services agreements.
  • Counsel venture-backed textile technology company on technology and intellectual property matters.
Healthcare Technology
  • Chief counsel for clinical cardiac data provider for hospitals, doctors, and health systems; negotiated all customer relationships, data acquisition relationships, online services terms, and ultimate sale of business to a Fortune 500 for-profit healthcare system.
  • Lead technology and privacy counsel for cutting-edge first-generation provider of online therapy and counseling services, managing technology and consumer agreements, and ensuring HIPAA compliance.
  • Supports healthcare system as lead technology and intellectual property counsel, advising organization in more than $50 million worth of technology acquisitions.
  • Advised healthcare customer-relationship management company on commercial transactions and the development privacy and data strategy, navigating HIPAA compliance and regulations.
Privacy and Data Protection
  • Lead privacy and data counsel to publicly traded utility company, providing counsel on the development and execution of enterprise wide data transformation strategy.
  • Acting as lead counsel to minerals and material solutions provider, evaluating and mitigating risks of third party installation of Internet of Things tracking technologies for assets management.
  • As privacy counsel to a global public relations and earned media software company, led organization through multiple acquisitions of portfolio companies and conducted privacy diligence for select number of transactions.
  • Lead privacy counsel to cutting edge healthcare funding provider; provided 50-state analysis of privacy landscape for company.
  • Privacy subject matter expert for mergers and acquisitions deal teams, having supported dozens of acquisitions.
Advertising and Marketing
  • On behalf of e-commerce retailers and consumer products companies, negotiates use of consumer data for targeted advertising and drafts clear consumer terms of use for consumer facing websites, loyalty programs and promotions.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2018 to Present)
    • Georgia: Technology Law
    • Georgia: Privacy and Data Security Law
    • Georgia: Information Technology Law
  • Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, Thomas Green Clemson Academy of Engineers and Scientists: Inductee (2017)
  • Clemson University Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award (2016)
  • Leadership Atlanta: Class of 2011
  • Leadership Georgia: Class of 2009
  • Georgia Trend Magazine, "Legal Elite" (2008)

Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
  • International Technology Law Association
  • National Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia: Technology Law Section, Past Chair (2006)
  • ChIPs: Atlanta Chapter

News

News

Podcasts

Community

  • Emory University Center for Ethics: Board of Advisors; Chair, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, and Ethics Committee (2020 to present)
  • Goodwill of North Georgia: Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors (2014 to present)
  • Clemson University Foundation: Board of Directors (2013 to present)
  • Clemson University, College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Science: Chair, Board of Advisors (2009 to present)
  • Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency: Former Chair, Board of Directors (2006 to 2013)

Featured Video

Positioning for What's Beyond the Horizon: What Digital Transformation and The Data Economy Mean for You
Play Video

Listen to the legal implications surrounding COVID-19 for business leaders.

Prior Positions

  • IBM: Program Manager (1995 to 1999)
  • CIBA Vision: Industrial Engineer (1993 to 1994)
  • Accenture: Senior Consultant (1991 to 1993)

Admissions

  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 1998
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Clemson University, 1991
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Clemson University, 1989

Blog

In The Blogs

Previous Next
Data Counsel
Complying with the CCPA's Right to Deletion
By Janine Anthony Bowen, Whitney Q. Schneider-White, Justin T. Yedor
February 9, 2022
The California Consumer Privacy Act dramatically changed the regulatory landscape for privacy in the United States. Among the CCPA’s many requirements, one right is proving a particular challenge for many businesses: the right to delete...
Read More ->
Data Counsel
How to Pivot and Transform Your Digital Assets into Alternate Revenue Streams
By Janine Anthony Bowen, Theresa M. Weisenberger
June 1, 2020
BakerHostetler’s new Digital Transformation and Data Economy (DTDE) Team presented a four-part webinar series in May that covered the legal implications surrounding COVID-19 for business leaders. Panelists, including in-house attorneys and...
Read More ->