Mauricio F.Paez


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Mauricio Paez advises Fortune 100 companies concerning legal issues with digital transformations, space-based data services, global e-commerce, digital marketing, data protection and privacy, cybersecurity, cyber governance, technology sourcing and outsourcing, and emerging technology matters such as IoT, artificial intelligence, industrial internet, and autonomous machines. He is a regular speaker and publisher and is a recognized leader in these fields.

Mauricio assists clients with legal issues impacting the digital business, including industrial internet applications, consumer IoT protections, cloud services, big data analytics, AI and cognitive technologies, terrestrial and space-based commercial data services, global data privacy, cybersecurity breach response and cyber investigations, and global compliance. He helps clients develop and implement worldwide digital strategies (B2B and B2C), compliance programs to address new legal risks, safeguarding digital assets, cross-border transfers of data, and cybersecurity oversight and management. He also helps clients address privacy and cybersecurity issues in commercial agreements and supports technology corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions.

In addition, Mauricio assists clients with data breach response and conducts data privacy assessments, information security compliance audits, and cyber investigations on a worldwide scale, including managing third-party forensic investigations. He defends clients against state and federal governmental agency enforcement investigations, including in health care, financial services, and consumer protection.

His clients are in a variety of industries, such as internet, technology, retail, financial services, health care, utilities, automotive, aviation, satellite, communications, and marketing.

Mauricio is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the American Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.


  • Confidential client responds to third-party data security breach incidentJones Day assisted a confidential energy utility client with responding to a third-party data security breach incident and advised the client on appropriate individual and state attorney general notifications.
  • Entravision Communications acquires Pulpo MediaJones Day advised Entravision Communications Corporation, a diversified Spanish-language media company, in connection with its acquisition of Pulpo Media, Inc., a leading provider of digital advertising services and solutions focused on Hispanics in the U.S. and Latin America.
  • Online retailer seeks advice on unauthorized access compromising consumer dataJones Day represented an online retailer regarding unauthorized access to consumer data, including coordination of forensic investigation, notice to credit card companies and insurers, and nationwide breach notification.
  • Public company board seeks advice on cybersecurity and board oversight responsibilityJones Day advised a board of a public company on oversight of data security and privacy obligations, trends, compliance challenges, vendor management and best practices.
  • Corporate service provider seeks advice on potential compromise of payroll and benefits dataJones Day represented a corporate service provider in the investigation of a data security compromise involving coordination with Secret Service, a computer forensics firm, and other interested parties to determine the extent of the breach and the appropriate response.
  • AMS-IX advised in creating corporate and operational structure to launch U.S. AMX-IX Internet exchangeJones Day advised AMS-IX BV in creating a corporate and operational structure to launch AMS-IX Internet exchange in the U.S.
  • SAP acquires enterprise multichannel e-commerce company hybrisJones Day advised SAP AG in connection with its acquisition of hybris AG.
  • Energy company renegotiates and extends full-scope IT outsourcing agreementJones Day represented a large, multi-state utility company in the renegotiation and extension of a full-scope IT outsourcing services agreement.  The new agreement has a seven-year term and is valued in excess of $450 million.
  • ABB acquires wireless technology company Tropos NetworksJones Day advised ABB in its acquisition of Tropos Networks Inc., a Silicon Valley-based company that develops and markets wireless technologies and products for distribution area communication networks.
  • Riverside acquires DentalPlans.comJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition and related financing of Inc., a direct-to-consumer marketing and e-commerce platform for dental savings plans.
  • PageOnce raises capital in Series C placementJones Day advised PageOnce, Inc., a developer of a personal financial management application for smartphones and PCs, in a $15 million private placement. Morgenthaler Ventures was lead investor and existing PageOnce investors, including Pitango Ventures and Chairman of the Board Liron Petrushka, participated.
  • VMware acquires SlideRocketJones Day advised VMware, Inc. in its acquisition of SlideRocket, Inc., a SaaS-based business presentation provider.
  • Sprint Nextel acquires next generation wireless infrastructure equipment to upgrade nationwide wireless networkJones Day represented Sprint Nextel Corporation in its acquisition of next generation wireless infrastructure equipment to be used to upgrade Sprint's nationwide wireless network.
  • Xcel Energy reviews its data protection plansJones Day advised Xcel Energy on objectives and principles in relation to its customer and employee data protection, privacy and security concerning Smart Meter programs.
  • Riverside completes sale of Whitney Automotive to U.S. Auto Parts NetworkJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of Whitney Automotive Group, a Chicago-based auto-parts retailer best known for its J.C. Whitney brand, to an affiliate of U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., a California online seller of aftermarket auto body and engine parts.
  • OG&E secures its customer dataJones Day assisted Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company in assessing its privacy and security policies with respect to its employee and customer data.
  • Marathon Oil secures its customer dataJones Day conducted a data privacy and security assessment for Marathon Oil Corporation and assisted with the development and implementation of a global data privacy and security compliance program.
  • Nokia signs multi-year outsourcing services agreement with leading India IT service providerJones Day represented Nokia Corporation in a multi-year outsourcing services agreement with one of India's largest information technology service providers.
  • Nokia signs long term service agreement with U.S. data security providerJones Day represented Nokia Corporation in a long term service agreement with a leading United States data security provider.
  • Micron Technology forms MeiYa Technology Corporation, a joint venture with Nanya Technology CorporationJones Day advised Micron Technology, Inc. in the $1.1 billion formation of MeiYa Technology Corporation, a joint venture with Nanya Technology Corporation to manufacture stack DRAM products and sell such products exclusively to Micron and NTC.
  • Additional Publications

    • April 2018GDPR: Understanding the New Landscape, Corporate Counsel Business Journal
    • July/August 2016MCC Interview: Mauricio Paez and Jeff Rabkin / Jones Day; The Changing Face of Cyberthreats
    • October 2014Practical Considerations in Developing a Cyber Incident Response and Compliance Program, Chapter 16, Corporate Law and Practice, Corporate Counsel Institute 2014, Practicing Law Institute
    • April 2013What You Should Know About Calif.'s Right To Know Act, Public Policy Law 360,
    • March 21, 2013Italian Court's Google Decision: A Significant Precedent, Privacy, White Collar and Technology Law360
    • 2010New Mexican Data Protection Law: Strict Requirements and Severe Penalties
    • December 2005New York Enacts Data Security and Notification Law, coauthor, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report
    • September 2004Outsourcing Trends in Latin America, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Vol. 12, No. 10
    • November 2000Digital Music and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Copyright Piracy, Liability and Licensing (Down & Dirty with the DMCA),
    • June 1999Music on the Internet: How to Minimize Liability Risks While Benefiting from the Use of Music on the Internet, ABA, The Business Lawyer, 55, ABA SEC. BUS. LAW. 409

    Speaking Engagements

    • April 25, 2017GDPR Workshop: Best Practices for Implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation, Jones Day Seminar
    • February 23, 2016Emerging Issues in Data Risk and Compliance in the Financial Services Industry
    • November 4, 20152015 Cybersecurity Institute in Government Contracts
    • September 2-5, 20152015 HNBA Annual Convention
    • December 2, 2014CLE Academy Privacy and Cybersecurity
    • November 20, 2014HBA of NJ, 5th Annual Corporate Counsel Roundtable - Cybersecurity Response: Best Practices From the Field
    • November 6, 2014Futures Industry Association 2014 Convention: Cybersecurity Threats & Responses
    • September 18, 2014Cyber Due Diligence - A Pre-purchase Check-up Reveals Data Risk Hot Spots, International Association of Privacy Professionals, Privacy Academy
    • September 11, 2014Hispanic National Bar Association: Cybersecurity- Legislation, President’s Executive Order, and Regulatory Action
    • July 17, 2014Federal and State Regulators Crackdown on Banks Over Cybersecurity, West Legal Edcenter
    • July 17, 2014JD CLE FDIC and NYS Cyber Security Trends
    • June 12, 2014Social Media and Data Privacy: What You Need to Know
    • June 12, 2014Trends in Privacy and Security Risks: What You Need to Know Now, JD MCLE Academy
    • March 23, 2014The Tangled Vine: Federal vs. State Law, Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization Annual Meeting 2014
    • March 20, 2014Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference: Cybersecurity - How to Mitigate Risks and Respond to Security Breaches and Theft
    • October 3, 2013Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Are You Breaching Your Own Data?, Northwestern Law CLE - 52nd Annual Corporate Counsel Institute
    • June 9, 2013Managing Crisis: The intersection of Internal Investigations, Corporate Governance, and Data Privacy
    • January 2013Privacy Year in Review, Jones Day University
    • March 20, 2012Trademarks and the Internet- Cybersquatting, Brandjacking, and Generictop-level Domains (gtlds) – New Dangers in Cyber Space, Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference
    • February 7, 2012Managing a Data Breach. JD CLE University
    • November 30, 2011The Knowledge Congress: Cyber Security Best Practices for Banking and Financial Sectors in 2011 Live Webcast
    • August 7, 2011American Bar Association Annual Meeting- Labor and Employment Law Section: Investigating and Forgetting on the Web
    • July 20, 2011Cloud Computing: Global Data Privacy and Secuity Compliance
    • September 23, 2010Emerging Technologies & Workplace Privacy: The Evolving Understanding of Privacy Expectations in the Workplace
    • May 1, 2009Computer Fraud and Abuse and Intellectual Property Issues, American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Mid-Year Meeting
    • May 1, 2009Security, Data Protection and Privacy: U.S. and International Legal Principles, Cardozo School of Law - CLE
    • February 24, 2009Protecting Privacy and Confidentiality Through Security Measure: Developing and Executing a Legal Outsourcing strategy to Ensure Success, LPO Summit: American Conference Institute
    • July 2, 2008Data, Security, and Privacy Issues Facing the U.S. Financial Services Industry, ALI-ABA Live Telephone Seminar - Audio Webcast
    • May 16, 2008Security Breaches and Workplace Privacy, Association of Corporate Counsel
    • September 11, 2004The Trend Towards Off-Shore Outsourcing:  Law and Policy,  Hispanic National Bar Association Convention, 2004
    • April 28, 2003Current Intellectual Property Issues and the Internet, Hispanic National Bar Association Mid-Year Convention, 2002
    • October 23, 2002Security and Technology Post 911, Northeast Ohio Software Association (NEOSA)
    • October 12, 2001Accessing Information Technology:  Trends in Outsourcing,  Business Law Symposium, New Jersey State Bar Association
    • September 8, 1999Digital Distribution on the Internet, First Conference, Inc.
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