Jenifer is an innovative problem-solver who creates integrative strategies and solutions to protect clients' intellectual property and data.
Jenifer has over 20 years of experience applying privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, internet and consumer protection laws to business activities. Her background as a chemist and in-house counsel experience enhances her ability to translate legal standards into easy-to-understand technical and operational processes that clients can implement.
Her practice focuses on providing advice on privacy and data security issues related to technology-driven transactions and helping businesses protect their digital assets. She counsels clients across a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical and health technology, private equity, SaaS providers, ad-tech and e-commerce.
She is highly-skilled in developing and implementing practical and sustainable corporate policies and strategic compliance involving global privacy laws.
Jenifer has extensive experience handling international transfer requirements, cybersecurity risk management, strategy and data governance, and the impact of dark patterns and customer expectations in e-commerce. She is also adept at preparing and responding to cybersecurity incidents, privacy issues in clinical trials and health care, children's privacy, government agency enforcement, marketing privacy and workplace privacy.
In addition, Jenifer frequently handles commercial litigation cases, including complex contract and licensing disputes, patent litigation, business torts and regulatory investigations defense.
Jenifer has extensive experience counseling clients on compliance with regional, national and international privacy laws, including GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, COPPA, FERPA, GLBA, HIPAA, FDA, CAN-SPAM, CASL, PIPEDA, APPI, 23 NYCRR 500, Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Trade Commission regulations, state privacy, breach and education laws, and cybersecurity frameworks including NIST, ISO, SANS, and others.
She has assisted clients in setting up security programs, creating privacy-by-design protocols for product development, conducting cyber and data governance due diligence during M&A transactions, and providing guidance on vendor and licensing agreements to ensure data transfer and security.
News & Insights
- Press Release11.30.2023
Moderator, "Executive Leadership Roundtable Update: New Risks Under New Privacy and Security Legal Requirements," North Texas ISSA CyberSecurity Conference 11, September 2023
Panelist, "New Risks Under New Privacy and Security Legal Requirements," American Cyber Security Management, September 2023
Speaker, "Data Security, Privacy and Governance," Rocky Mountain Association for Financial Professionals, August 2023
Panelist, "Digital Privacy Expectations in the Era of Digital Health Roundtable," IEEE Future Directions, June 2023
Speaker, "Data Security, Privacy and Governance," Dallas Association for Financial Professionals, February 2023
"The Apple Flaw & BYOD cyber-hygiene: 4 essential steps DFW business leaders need to take – now and forever," Dallas Business Journal, September 2022
"Privacy Basics for Colorado Lawyers," Colorado Lawyer, August/September 2019
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
Collin County Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
- Communications and Technology Law Section
Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Women Lawyers Association
Association for Corporate Growth
Denver Bar Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals
North Texas ISSA
ProVisors – Dallas/Fort Worth
State Bar of Texas
Practices & Industries
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Colorado
Baylor University, J.D., 2000
Angelo State University, B.S., 1996