Brandy Ranjan litigates cases and counsels clients on a broad range of matters related to privacy and data security. She has defended several consumer class actions involving privacy and marketing claims, including a recent case involving novel legal theories based on internet tracking technology and several cases asserting claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Brandy counsels clients on compliance with federal and state privacy and data security laws and the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She assists clients with data breach response and notification.
Brandy also has substantial experience litigating complex contract and construction cases. She was a member of the trial team that defended United States Steel against a substantial breach of contract lawsuit brought by its longtime demolition contractor. After prevailing on a counterclaim, the trial team obtained a directed verdict for U. S. Steel at the close of a three-week federal jury trial, resulting in the a multimillion dollar judgment in favor of U. S. Steel. Brandy also represented Nationwide Realty Investors in multiple construction disputes, including cases alleging severe construction and design defects at several residential apartment complexes and a case involving a design-build project for a wastewater treatment facility.
Brandy has written and presented on emerging issues in technology and privacy law, including blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. She has a degree in computer science.
Brandy maintains an active pro bono practice. She is currently representing individuals seeking asylum based on their political persecution in Venezuela and a criminal defendant who is challenging his conviction on constitutional grounds.
- March 2011
Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancy Requirements, Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual, CCH
- December 4, 2012
Emerging Privacy & Data Security Issues, Jones Day Columbus CLE University
- The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. with honors 2010; Managing Editor, Texas International Law Journal; Supreme Court Clinic; Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law); University of Notre Dame (B.S. in Computer Science cum laude 2004)
- Ohio; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, Northern District of Indiana, and Eastern District of Wisconsin; and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit