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Jeff Rabkin assists businesses around the world with government and internal investigations, regulatory proceedings, and private disputes. He also advises in-house counsel, corporate executives, and independent directors on issues relating to the intersection of law and technology, including generative AI (artificial intelligence), cybersecurity resilience and response, as well as digital commerce.

Jeff joined Jones Day in 2015 from the Office of the California Attorney General, where he was a member of Kamala D. Harris' leadership team. In that role, he was responsible for oversight of the California DOJ's cybercrime and privacy enforcement units and the development of new technology for law enforcement throughout California. Before joining the California DOJ, Jeff was a vice president at a cybersecurity consulting firm. He also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for eight years in New York and San Francisco, where he represented the United States in hundreds of federal criminal matters, led numerous high-profile, sensitive investigations and prosecutions involving corporate fraud, public corruption, and other types of white collar crime. He also was a Deputy City Attorney for San Francisco. Jeff has tried more than 25 cases to verdict in federal and state courts.

Jeff is a founding member of Jones Day's Jewish Cultural Affinity Group. He also co-manages the Firm's DVRO (domestic violence restraining order) Trial Program, which represents on a pro bono basis survivors of domestic violence who seek long-term restraining orders against their abusers.


  • Qubiqle (d/b/a Plate IQ) raises $160 million from FTV CapitalJones Day advised Qubiqle (d/b/a Plate IQ) in the sale of a majority equity stake to FTV Capital for $160 million.
  • ICANN obtains advice in highly publicized decision regarding proposed sale of .ORG registryJones Day successfully advised ICANN in conjunction with its highly publicized decision over whether to reject the proposed sale of the .ORG registry on the Internet to a private equity firm that had offered to pay over $1 billion for the registry.
  • KKR completes investment in OneStream SoftwareJones Day advised Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. in connection with its affiliated funds' investment in OneStream Software LLC, a leading provider of cloud or on-premise Corporate Performance Management solutions for mid-sized to large enterprises, in a transaction that values the privately held company at more than US$1 billion.
  • ANSYS acquires Granta Design LimitedJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, in their acquisition of Granta Design, the premier provider of materials information technology, and Granta Design Limited has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANSYS.
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • 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.
  • Data analytics company responds to possible cyberattackJones Day advised a data analytics company in the healthcare sector regarding a possible cyberattack originating outside the United States.
  • Former bank CEO defends allegations of bank fraudJones Day acted as lead trial counsel for Sean Cutting, CEO of Sonoma Valley Bank, in an eight week trial in the NDCA regarding bank fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering allegations.
  • On-demand delivery service seeks advice regarding data privacyJones Day counsels an on-demand delivery service on data privacy practices and web and mobile app disclosures related to consumers, independent contractors, and business partners.
  • Multinational company releases web and cloud-connected video camera to U.S. marketJones Day is advising a multinational video surveillance company related to its U.S. release of an internet-connected audio/video recording device and associated cloud storage service.
  • Energy company responds to ransomware attackJones Day is providing advice to an energy company in connection with a ransomware attack.
  • Transportation network company conducts review of its cybersecurity preparednessJones Day is advising a U.S. transportation network company in connection with its cybersecurity preparedness.
  • Global mining company conducts internal investigation into disclosure of confidential company informationJones Day is advising a global mining company in connection with an international investigation into possible insider leaking of confidential company information.
  • Financial institution conducts review of cybersecurity and data protection preparednessJones Day is representing a U.S. financial institution in connection with non-adversarial cybersecurity and data protection issues, including responding to various regulators' inquiries.
  • Software company reevaluates responses to law enforcement demands for customer dataJones Day advised a software company in connection with its responses to demands from law enforcement for customer data.
  • Experian defends against series of nationwide class actions after breach of T-Mobile applicant dataJones Day defended Experian in series of nationwide class actions after breach of T-Mobile applicant data held by Experian company Decisioning Solutions, Inc.
  • Software company conducts internal investigation into global data breachJones Day is advising a software company in connection with an internal investigation relating to a global data breach.
  • E-commerce website conducts internal investigation into misuse of fundsJones Day is representing a U.S. e-commerce company in connection with an investigation into possible misuse of funds and referrals to law enforcement.
    • April 11, 2019
      The Board's Role in Cyber Risk Oversight: Jones Day 2019 Directors’ Summit
    • March 1, 2019
      Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Developments in China, the EU and the US Cross-border Alignment and Compliance, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
    • February 27, 2019
      The Future of Cybersecurity and Data Protection, SFIG Vegas 2019
    • November 6, 2018
      Cybersecurity & Open Source Software IP issues, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
    • October 17, 2018
      Jones Day Data Breach Class Actions--an interactive webex covering the rise in data breaches and resulting litigation, what you can do to prepare, and what to do if a breach occurs
    • October 4, 2018
      What to Do When . . . California's New Data Privacy Rules Come Into Effect, Jones Day CLE
    • April 16, 2018
      Stanford Law's 2018 Cybersecurity Symposium: International Cybersecurity
    • March 15, 2018
      Hastings Business Law Journal Annual Symposium: Risky Business - Consumer Data & The Law
    • January 26, 2017
      Cyber Risk 2017: Best Practices for Data Breach Preparedness, Response, and Insurance Coverage
    • January 24, 2017
      Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: 2016 Year-End Review and What Lies Ahead in 2017
    • December 6, 2016
      Cybersecurity, Litigation Risk, and Insurance Coverage
    • September 21, 2016
      Cybersecurity and Insurance in the Age of Digital Vulnerability: What In-House Counsel Need To Know
    • September 8, 2016
      What to Do When . . .You Get Hacked: How to Prepare for, Respond to, and Survive a Cyberattack
    • April 7, 2016
      Advising Healthcare and Life Sciences Companies on Cybersecurity and Insurance
    • January 28, 2016
      Cybersecurity in 2016: Breach Preparedness, Response, and Insurance
    • January 20, 2016
      Bar Association of San Francisco, Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Section: Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things