Justin T. Yedor

Associate

Los Angeles
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Overview

Justin Yedor specializes in partnering with clients to develop creative solutions to data privacy challenges. 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 is a trusted advisor to clients as they make strategic decisions within the framework of California and other U.S. data privacy and consumer protection laws. He provides insightful advice and strategies for compliance with privacy requirements facing businesses in the retail, manufacturing and consumer services sectors. 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 on a broad array of matters ranging from intellectual property disputes to products liability. 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 100 companies spanning multiple industries with implementing CCPA-compliant policies and practices that fit their products, customers and unique corporate identities.
  • Advises and supports clients navigating the next wave of U.S. privacy laws, including CPRA, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) and the Colorado Privacy Act (CoPA).
  • Counsels clients on vendor management, data mapping, data subject access requests and leveraging existing resources to achieve privacy compliance.
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Experience

  • Assisted more than 100 companies spanning multiple industries with implementing CCPA-compliant policies and practices that fit their products, customers and unique corporate identities.
  • Advises and supports clients navigating the next wave of U.S. privacy laws, including CPRA, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) and the Colorado Privacy Act (CoPA).
  • Counsels clients on vendor management, data mapping, data subject access requests and leveraging existing resources to achieve privacy compliance.
  • Negotiates and drafts privacy and data security terms for agreements relating to marketing, cloud hosting, order fulfillment and other relationships involving the transfer or sharing of personal information.
  • Partnering with clients to design and launch loyalty and rewards programs.
  • Advises clients on a broad array of privacy regulations such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Chinese Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), the CAN-SPAM Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
  • Secondment at major motion picture studio, providing legal and operational support for CPRA compliance initiative, among other projects involving U.S. and international privacy laws.
  • 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
California Privacy Protection Agency Board Chair Discusses CPRA Rulemaking Process and Agency Authority
By Jeewon K. Serrato, Justin T. Yedor
October 15, 2021
Justin T. Yedor and Jeewon Serrato On October 5, 2021, Jennifer Urban, who serves as Chair of the Board the California Privacy Protection Agency (the CPPA) spoke with members of the California Lawyer’s Association about the Board’s work to...
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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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