Brandy HuttonRanjan

Associate

Columbus + 1.614.281.3838

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.

Experience

  • Pro bono client cleared of wrongful conviction and released from Michigan prisonJones Day represented George Clark, a man who was released from a Michigan State prison in April 2020, eighteen years after he was wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.
  • American Residential Services obtains dismissal with prejudice of putative nationwide TCPA class actionOn behalf of American Residential Services, LLC, Jones Day obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a putative nationwide class action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA").
  • U.S. Steel prevails in litigation over alleged contract breachesJones Day client United States Steel Corporation prevailed in a lawsuit brought by its long-time construction and demolition contractor, Allied Erecting and Dismantling.
  • Company successfully obtains dismissal of TCPA "junk fax" class actionOn behalf of a company, Jones Day obtained the dismissal of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") class action.
  • Nationwide and Northstar litigate dispute surrounding design-build project for residential wastewater treatment facilityJones Day is representing plaintiffs Nationwide Realty Investors and Northstar Residential Development in litigation arising out of a design-build project for a residential wastewater treatment facility to serve the Northstar Community in Sunbury, Ohio.
  • GM defeats litigation brought by dealer who breached dealership agreementsJones Day represented General Motors Company in a bankruptcy case filed by one of its dealers.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology resolves privacy claims in multidefendant lawsuit related to Facebook cookiesJones Day represented the American Society of Clinical Oncology ("ASCO") in putative class action alleging that ASCO improperly disclosed plaintiffs’ personal information, including browsing history, to Facebook through the use of Facebook code on ASCO’s website.
  • ETS defends putative class action alleging transmission of facsimile advertisements lacking adequate "opt out" languageJones Day is representing Educational Testing Service in a putative class action alleging the transmission of facsimile advertisements allegedly lacking adequate "opt out" language.
  • Xcel Energy signs smart thermostat pilot program agreementsJones Day advised Xcel Energy Inc. in the negotiation of professional services agreements with Ecobee Inc., EnergyHub, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Nest Labs, Inc., and Simple Energy, Inc. for the provision of smart thermostat devices and software services in connection with the client's kickoff of a smart thermostat pilot program for small businesses and residential customers in the state of Colorado.
  • LAUSD revises its master information technology service and support agreementJones Day advised the Los Angeles Unified School District in connection with a master information technology service and support agreement for use in outsourcing its IT and software development functions.
  • Time Warner Cable defends against putative TCPA class actionJones Day represented Time Warner Cable Inc. and another party in a putative class action involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and a state consumer sales practices act. The case was dismissed.
  • iYogi defends against Telephone Consumer Protection Act putative class actionJones Day is representing iYogi, Inc. in connection with a putative class action asserting violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • Baptist Memorial Health Care defends nurse compensation antitrust class actionJones Day represented Baptist Memorial Health Care in the defense of an antitrust class action lawsuit alleging its involvement in a conspiracy with competing hospitals to suppress nurse compensation.
  • Dignity Health purchases revenue cycle management services from Optum360Jones Day represented Dignity Health in negotiating a 10-year management services agreement with Optum360.
  • SAP acquires enterprise multichannel e-commerce company hybrisJones Day advised SAP AG in connection with its acquisition of hybris AG.
  • Dignity Health forms joint venture with Optum InsightJones Day advised Dignity Health, the fifth largest hospital provider in the United States, in the formation of a joint venture with Optum Insight, a provider of information and technology solutions in the health care field.
  • National owner of multifamily residential and commercial apartment complexes resolves multiple claims against general contractor and design professionals for severe construction and design defectsJones Day represented a national owner of multifamily residential and commercial apartment complexes in Charlotte, North Carolina, Columbus, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in connection with multiple claims against the general contractor and design professionals for severe construction and design defects.
  • 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.
  • Client seeks advice on compliance with TCPA and TCFAAJones Day assisted an organization with nationwide sales operations in developing a marketing program that complies with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Telemarketing Consumer Fraud and Abuse Act, and regulations enacted by the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Insurance claims processing contractor seeks advice on possible data breach involving medical recordsJones Day advised an insurance claims processing contractor regarding a possible data breach involving medical records.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • December 4, 2012
      Emerging Privacy & Data Security Issues, Jones Day Columbus CLE University
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