Laura E. Jehl

Partner

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

Overview

Laura Jehl is co-leader of the firm’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its Blockchain Technologies and Digital Currencies initiatives. She 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 has extensive experience with federal regulatory and law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as state and local authorities, in connection with sensitive cybersecurity and privacy matters. She also leads the firm's national Blockchain Technologies and Digital Currencies team, advises clients on a wide variety of issues involving blockchain, virtual currencies and digital identity, and is a founding member of Diversity in Blockchain. 

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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  • Developed and implemented EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance programs for numerous US and international organizations, including GDPR applicability analysis, data mapping, data transfer mechanisms, consent mechanisms, “right to be forgotten,” data security assessments, breach response programs, selection of Data Protection Officers and employee training.  
  • Played a leading role in developing and executing a major health insurer’s response to a massive cyberattack. The attackers accessed personal information of nearly 80 million individuals.
  • Represented a prominent internet company in interactions with federal and international law enforcement related to major state-sponsored attack.
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Experience

  • Developed and implemented EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance programs for numerous US and international organizations, including GDPR applicability analysis, data mapping, data transfer mechanisms, consent mechanisms, “right to be forgotten,” data security assessments, breach response programs, selection of Data Protection Officers and employee training.  
  • Played a leading role in developing and executing a major health insurer’s response to a massive cyberattack. The attackers accessed personal information of nearly 80 million individuals.
  • Represented a prominent internet company in interactions with federal and international law enforcement related to major state-sponsored attack.
  • Advised a digital currency platform services provider in responding to a multimillion-dollar cyber theft of bitcoin from a digital currency exchange. Issues included incident response; crisis communications; interactions with compromised exchange; client cybersecurity practices and personnel; and pre-litigation counseling and preparation.
  • Represented a major cloud service provider in connection with a data security incident in which a security researcher identified a large volume of third-party customer data left exposed in a publicly-permissioned bucket accessible on the internet.
  • Negotiated complex, comprehensive, multi-party relationship for development and marketing of artificial intelligence solutions in the healthcare industry.
  • 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 issues related to digital currencies, blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies.
  • Provided government relations guidance to leading blockchain-enabled global payments company on federal and state legislative, regulatory and policy issues relating to cryptocurrencies.
  • 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.
  • Advises a prominent digital identity solution organization regarding privacy, cybersecurity and other legal issues.
  • 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.
  • As a member of a panel of academic, technology and privacy/cybersecurity leaders, advised tech- and government sectors on use of blockchain technologies to secure and streamline elections.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Diversity in Blockchain: Co-Founder
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

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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

Blog

In The Blogs

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Data Privacy Monitor
Deeper Dive: Key findings From Baker Hostetler's 2018 Data Security Incident Report
By Laura E. Jehl
April 10, 2018
In our 2018 Data Security Incident Report, “Building Cyber Resilience: Compromise Response Intelligence in Action,” we identify and analyze the most important trends and takeaways from the more than 560 incidents we handled last year...
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