Kerianne N.Tobitsch


New York + 1.212.326.8321

Kerianne Tobitsch's practice focuses on data privacy, cybersecurity, and complex commercial litigation for institutional clients. She advises clients on U.S. and international data privacy and security obligations, cyber governance, cross-border data transfers, data privacy, and cybersecurity issues in commercial agreements and on emerging technology matters such as the IoT, connected vehicles, and industrial internet. Kerianne handles U.S. and international cybersecurity incidents, including advising clients on forensic investigations, notification and other legal obligations, and related regulatory investigations.

Kerianne handles internal investigations and complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract, tort, and fraud disputes and claims arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. She has represented clients across industries, including financial services, technology, consumer reporting, biotechnology, health care, and retail. Her litigation experience includes discovery, depositions, motion practice, witness preparation, and trial preparation.

Kerianne maintains an active pro bono practice. She has handled matters pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.


  • Ansys acquires Analytical Graphics, Inc. for $700 millionJones Day advised Ansys, Inc. in the $700 million acquisition of Analytical Graphics, Inc., a provider of mission-driven simulation, modeling, testing and analysis software for aerospace, defense and intelligence applications.
  • New York company investigates fraudulent unemployment claims related to COVID-19Jones Day led an investigation at a New York City-based company related to fraudulent unemployment claims being filed in the name of its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Publishing company seeks cybersecurity preparedness adviceJones Day advised a publishing company related to its vendor management and cybersecurity insurance.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • TD Securities arranges $190 million acquisition financing for Whole Earth Brands, Inc.Jones Day advised TD Securities (USA) LLC, as arranger, in connection with a $190 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $140 million term loan and a $50 million revolving credit facility to Whole Earth Brands, Inc, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • Cortec Group acquires Enthusiast Auto HoldingsJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Ohio-based Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, an e-commerce distributor of automobile aftermarket and performance parts, including for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
  • Shiseido acquires Drunk Elephant™ for $845 millionJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation in its $845 million acquisition of Drunk Elephant™.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • Northstar Travel Group acquires travAlliancemediaJones Day advised Northstar Travel Group, a company owned by funds managed by EagleTree Capital, in its acquisition of travAlliancemedia, a leading marketing services, digital media, event and information company serving the retail travel community in North America.
  • OGE Energy acquires 146 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired power generation facilityJones Day advised Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp., in the purchase of a 146 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired power generation facility from Oklahoma Cogeneration, LLC in Oklahoma City, and subsequently renamed it Frontier Power Plant.
  • Publishing company responds to ransomware attackJones Day provided advice to a New York publishing company on incident response, communication, and remediation after it had been attacked by sophisticated ransomware.
  • OGE Energy acquires 360 MW coal-fired generation facilityJones Day advised Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp., in the purchase of a 360 MW coal-fired generation facility and associated equipment from AES Shady Point, LLC, now known as River Valley Power Plant.
  • ACI Worldwide completes $400 million offering of Senior NotesJones Day advised ACI Worldwide, a leading international provider of electronic payment and banking systems for financial institutions, retailers, and processors, in connection with its issuance of $400 million of 5.75% Senior Notes due 2026 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • 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.