Justin T. Yedor

Associate

Los Angeles
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Overview

Justin focuses on creative solutions to clients’ problems, with a particular emphasis on data privacy. He is a thought leader on California privacy law, and a go-to advisor on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). Justin helps clients to make strategic decisions within the framework of these and other data privacy and consumer protection laws, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the CAN-SPAM Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Justin holds the CIPP/US credential as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Justin’s collaborative approach to counseling clients is informed by several years of litigation experience. He has advocated for clients in state and federal court in matters ranging from intellectual property disputes to products liability and shareholder derivative suits. His experience includes more than 100 successful motions, 50 oral arguments, and taking and defending more than 50 lay witness and expert depositions.

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  • Assisted more than 60 companies spanning multiple industries with implementing CCPA-compliant policies and practices that fit their products, customers and unique corporate identities.
  • Regularly counsels clients on vendor management, data mapping, data subject access requests and leveraging existing resources to achieve privacy compliance.
  • Routinely negotiates and drafts privacy and data security terms for agreements relating to marketing, cloud hosting, order fulfillment, joint ventures and other relationships involving the transfer or sharing of personal information.
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Experience

  • Assisted more than 60 companies spanning multiple industries with implementing CCPA-compliant policies and practices that fit their products, customers and unique corporate identities.
  • Regularly counsels clients on vendor management, data mapping, data subject access requests and leveraging existing resources to achieve privacy compliance.
  • Routinely negotiates and drafts privacy and data security terms for agreements relating to marketing, cloud hosting, order fulfillment, joint ventures and other relationships involving the transfer or sharing of personal information.
  • Partnering with clients to design and launch loyalty and rewards programs.
  • Assists clients with data breach response, resolution and remediation.
  • Secondment at an international manufacturer of water, gas and electric “smart metering” products. Negotiated agreements concerning product sales, intellectual property and Federal Communications Commission radio spectrum.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • American Lawyer Media, The Recorder: "2020 California Trailblazer"

Memberships

  • Los Angeles Bar Association, Large Firms, Privacy and Cybersecurity Section
    • Executive Committee Vice Chairperson (2020 to Present)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • California
  • North Carolina

Education

  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2012, cum laude; Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, Executive Editor
  • B.A., College of William and Mary, 2007, cum laude

Languages

  • French

Blog

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Data Counsel
CPRA Rulemaking Begins with an Invitation by the New California Privacy Protection Agency
By Stanton P. Burke, Jeewon K. Serrato, Justin T. Yedor
September 23, 2021
By Justin Yedor, Stanton Burke, and Jeewon K. Serrato For businesses awaiting guidance on how to comply with the California Privacy Rights Act (the “CPRA”), the new California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA”) began the rulemaking process...
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