Jennifer C.Everett


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Jennifer Everett's practice focuses on cybersecurity, data privacy, and employment. She advises multinational clients on a wide range of privacy and data compliance issues, including cyber governance, identifying strategies for international data transfers, developing global data protection compliance programs, and conducting privacy impact assessments. Jennifer has particular experience in advising companies on compliance with global data protection laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation. She also advises clients on compliance with various U.S. laws such as the HIPAA/HITECH Act, the FTC Act, and other U.S. consumer privacy statutes.

Jennifer handles all aspects of U.S.and international data breach investigation and response, including advising clients on forensic investigations, notification and other legal obligations, and related regulatory investigations.

Jennifer regularly counsels employers on issues concerning data protection that impact the workforce ranging from BYOD policies, employee background checks, employee monitoring, e-discovery, and workplace investigations. She also has litigation and arbitration experience, particularly in employment-related matters. Jennifer has assisted clients in a variety of industries such as health care, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, technology, automotive, and marketing.

Jennifer is a regular speaker on international data privacy and protection and cyber-related issues.

Jennifer maintains a substantial pro bono practice. She represents clients in collaboration with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. She also co-chairs the Jones Day Washington Office's Women's Group.

After law school, Jennifer served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas C. Wheeler of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Prior to joining Jones Day, she was a Japanese-language translator and interpreter in Japan.


  • BBA Aviation to sell Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day is advising BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • Cardinal Health sells majority stake in NaviHealth to Clayton, Dubilier & RiceJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) in the sale of a majority stake in its NaviHealth business to funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
  • Riverside simultaneously acquires four businesses to create Netwatch Global GroupJones Day advised The Riverside Company on the simultaneous acquisition of four businesses resulting in the formation of the Netwatch Global Group.
  • Cardinal Health acquires leading patient product portfolio from Medtronic for $6.1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion in cash.
  • Verizon obtains injunctive relief against unlawful union activity during seven-week strikeJones Day assisted Verizon Communications, Inc. during a seven-week strike (April 13-May 31, 2016) by members of the Communications Workers of America ("CWA") by obtaining injunctive relief from courts in New York State and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and advising daily on strike misconduct and other related issues throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
  • Client receives Supplemental Security Income benefits after a two-year waitClient J first came to intake for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless in December 2010 seeking legal assistance in responding to the Social Security Administration's decision to deny him Supplemental Security Income payments because he failed to show that he was disabled.
  • Nationwide communications company defeats EEOC discrimination chargesJones Day defended a nationwide communications company on a nationwide systemic EEOC charge alleging race and national origin discrimination based on the company's use of a broad-based criminal background check in hiring for all positions.
  • Maryland woman seeks to adopt 6 year old girl diagnosed with AIDSKB is a six year old girl who has been in the neglect system for most of her life.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • December 6, 2018Speaker, The Acquisition of Federal Information Technology (Session 6): What U.S. Contractors Need to Know About European Cybersecurity and Privacy Regulations (and IT Case Law Developments); Public Contracting Institute
    • April 24, 2017GDPR Workshop: Best Practices for Implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation, Jones Day Seminar
    • November 16, 2016Cybersecurity in Government Contracts Institute, Basics of IT Acquisition and Contracting - Hardware, Software, Open Source Products & Services, Cloud Computing and Continuous Monitoring Platforms, Federal Publications Seminars
    • November 4, 20152015 Cybersecurity Institute in Government Contracts
    • April 2009National Association of Women Lawyers, NAWL news
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