Laura E. Jehl

Partner

Washington, D.C.
T +1 202.861.1588
F +1 202.861.1783

Overview

Laura Jehl focuses her practice on privacy and data security, counseling multinational companies on privacy and data protection issues related to cybersecurity and data breach matters, as well as U.S. and international data privacy and big data issues. Laura also works closely with federal regulatory and law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as well as state and local authorities, in connection with sensitive cybersecurity and privacy matters. Laura also advises clients regarding privacy and security issues related to digital currencies and blockchain technologies. With years of in-house experience, she has a comprehensive understanding of the business, legal and regulatory challenges and opportunities her clients face, which she leverages to provide clients with practical and thoughtful advocacy.

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  • Played a leading role in developing and executing a major health insurer’s response to a major 2015 cyberattack. The attackers accessed personal information of nearly 80 million individuals.

  • Advised a digital currency platform services provider in responding to a multimillion-dollar cybertheft of bitcoin from a digital currency exchange. Issues included incident response and interactions with compromised exchange, as well advice regarding client’s own cybersecurity, crisis communications and potential litigation matters.

  • Advises clients on all aspects of cyber incident and data breach response, including working with forensic security consultants and crisis communications firms, conducting internal investigations, interacting with law enforcement, complying with data breach notification laws, and mitigating litigation risks.

  • Represents clients on internet, digital media and First Amendment matters, including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), Stored Communications Act (SCA) and national security-related privacy matters.

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Experience

  • Played a leading role in developing and executing a major health insurer’s response to a major 2015 cyberattack. The attackers accessed personal information of nearly 80 million individuals.

  • Advised a digital currency platform services provider in responding to a multimillion-dollar cybertheft of bitcoin from a digital currency exchange. Issues included incident response and interactions with compromised exchange, as well advice regarding client’s own cybersecurity, crisis communications and potential litigation matters.

  • Advises clients on all aspects of cyber incident and data breach response, including working with forensic security consultants and crisis communications firms, conducting internal investigations, interacting with law enforcement, complying with data breach notification laws, and mitigating litigation risks.

  • Represents clients on internet, digital media and First Amendment matters, including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), Stored Communications Act (SCA) and national security-related privacy matters.

  • Counsels clients on U.S. and international data privacy and big data issues, including General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.

  • Played a formative role in the development of internet law, most notably the internet service provider (ISP) immunity provisions of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the development of internet privacy policies and protections.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) 

Prior Positions

  • Resolution Health, Inc./Anthem, Inc.
    • General Counsel
    • Chief Privacy and Security Officer
  • America Online, Inc.
    • Vice President, Chief Litigation Counsel
    • Chief of Staff to AOL Vice Chairman

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • California

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, University and Departmental Highest Honors, John Gardner Fellowship for Public Service

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish