Joy N. Johns

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Associate

Chicago
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Overview

Joy Johns focuses her practice on the intersection of technology and risk. She has extensive experience counseling clients on risk mitigation related to cybersecurity and privacy in addition to digital applications and platforms, with emphasis on those connected to contingent workers. Joy supports and advises clients through data security incidents and regulatory investigations. She uses her experience in these matters to advise clients on prevention and preparedness. Joy has worked with clients in numerous industries, including gig economy, autonomous vehicles, retail, manufacturing and transportation.

Joy's practice is supported by her considerable trial experience, enabling her to effectively communicate to her clients the practical implications of legislative and regulatory changes from a 30,000 ft. view. Having worked as outside counsel at law firms and as in-house counsel at Uber, Joy is able to provide her clients with a complete assessment of their technology and data privacy-related matters.

As gig economy rules and regulations are constantly evolving, Joy has supported and advised clients regarding the practical execution of contingent worker digital platforms and applications.

Joy is passionate about public service and volunteering. She is active within her community, serving as a Community Liaison for the Chicago Police Department. She mentors high school students and serves on the Professional's Council of the Shriver Center. Joy is also committed to improving diversity within the legal profession and has served on the Alumni Executive Council for the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity.

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  • Guides and counsels clients in the retail, restaurant, hospitality, financial services and technology industries through data security incidents and regulatory investigations.
  • Advises clients on development of gig economy applications and platforms.
  • Defended technology-centric clients in products liability and litigation, handling cases from pre-suit to final disposition.
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Experience

  • Guides and counsels clients in the retail, restaurant, hospitality, financial services and technology industries through data security incidents and regulatory investigations.
  • Advises clients on development of gig economy applications and platforms.
  • Defended technology-centric clients in products liability and litigation, handling cases from pre-suit to final disposition.
  • Effectively counseled international clients regarding operation regulations, compliance with safety standards and potential liability for a variety of claims, including employment, contractual claims and product warranty claims.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2019)

Community

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity: Executive Council, Outreach Vice Chair
  • Shriver Center on Poverty Law: Professionals' Council Member
  • Partnership to Educate and Advance Kids (PEAK): Student Mentor, Former Board of Directors Member
  • Junior League of Chicago: Vice President of Advocacy (2014 to 2016)

Prior Positions

  • Uber: Counsel
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office: Assistant State's Attorney
  • The Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois: Judicial Extern

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Illinois

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2014
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan, 2011