Jake is a member of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security practice group. He advises clients on a range of privacy and data security laws across multiple industries, including financial services, health care, technology, and retail. Jake has particular experience with the wide variety of state laws that restrict collection, storage, use, and protection of personal information, such as Social Security numbers, government-issued identification data, financial data, and payment card information.
Jake regularly prepares privacy notices and addresses contractual arrangements that involve the exchange of personal information. He also helps clients evaluate their data privacy and security practices, including the impact of new initiatives on existing operations, and drafts policies and procedures documents to help clients memorialize and implement their compliance strategies. Additionally, Jake assists clients responding to data breaches by providing advice on compliance with numerous data breach reporting laws, drafting individual and regulator notifications, and responding to regulator inquiries.
Jake also advises clients on compliance with European data protection laws. Jake has experience drafting privacy policies for companies looking to enter the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield programs, and for companies looking to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation. Jake has also assisted clients in negotiating data protection contracts designed to meet legal requirements under GDPR.
Jake received his B.A., summa cum laude, from McDaniel College as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate and his J.D., cum laude, from Wake Forest University where he graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. During law school Jake was a published member of the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law, and served as the Journal’s Senior Notes and Comments Editor.
Professional & Community Activities
- North Carolina State Bar
- North Carolina Bar Association
- International Association of Privacy Professionals
- Carolina Privacy Officials’ Network