Kerianne N.Tobitsch


New York + 1.212.326.8321

Kerianne Tobitsch's practice focuses on data privacy, cybersecurity, and consumer protection for multinational clients. She advises clients on regulatory investigations, complex commercial litigation, and compliance matters related to privacy, consumer protection, and cybersecurity, including for emerging technology matters such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud migration, and industrial internet.

She advises clients on compliance with U.S. and international data privacy and security obligations, governance, and cross-border data transfers under the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act, EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) (and other state privacy laws), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

Kerianne leads clients in handling U.S. and international cybersecurity incidents, including advising clients on forensic investigations, notification and other legal obligations, and related regulatory investigations. She represents clients in responding to cybersecurity and privacy investigations by the government and regulators, including the FTC, DOJ, and SEC.

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 (FCRA). 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 is a frequent speaker on U.S. and international data privacy and protection and is the author of articles and book chapters on emerging technologies.

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


  • EagleTree Capital acquires MMGY GlobalJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of MMGY Global, a leading integrated marketing firm specializing in travel, tourism and hospitality, from Peninsula Partners and other shareholders.
  • Sonepar Group acquires Billows Electric SupplyJones Day represented Sonepar in the acquisition by its U.S. subsidiary, Cooper Electric, of Billows Electric Supply, an electrical distribution business operating 19 branch locations in the Philadelphia, South New Jersey, and Wilmington, Delaware, markets.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires PRA EventsJones Day represented EagleTree Capital in connection with its acquisition of PRA Events, Inc., a leading business event management firm, from CI Capital Partners.
  • Meridian Bioscience agrees to be acquired by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners in $1.53 billion all-cash transactionJones Day advised Meridian Bioscience, Inc. in its $1.53 billion all-cash acquisition by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners.
  • Experian defeats FCRA lawsuit in Second Circuit based on holding that alleged legal inaccuracy is not actionable under FCRAJones Day successfully defended Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in a Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") liability lawsuit premised on an alleged legal inaccuracy.
  • Sonepar acquires NEDCO SupplyJones Day represented Sonepar, a global market leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, in its acquisition of NEDCO Supply, a full-line distributor of electrical products and services operating throughout southern Nevada.
  • Centre Lane Partners acquires personalization business of Kibo Software, Inc.Jones Day advised Centre Lane Partners, LLC in the acquisition and financing of the personalization business of Kibo Software, Inc., a market leader in modern, omnichannel commerce and a platform company of Vista Equity Partners.
  • PNC Bank leads syndicate of lenders on $130 million senior secured syndicated credit facility to private-equity owned provider of healthcare staffing servicesJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $130 million senior secured syndicated credit facility, comprised of a $100 million term loan and a $30 million revolving credit facility, to a private-equity owned provider of healthcare staffing services.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires MacKenzie-Childs from Castanea PartnersJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of MacKenzie-Childs, the artisan-driven American heritage home decor brand, from Castanea Partners.
  • American Industrial Partners portfolio company Vertex merges with VectrusJones Day advised Vertex Aerospace, a portfolio company of American Industrial Partners, in its stock-for-stock merger with Vectrus, Inc. (NYSE: VEC), at an implied value for Vertex of approximately $2.1 billion.
  • General Mills acquires TNT CrustJones Day advised General Mills in the acquisition of TNT Crust Intermediate Holdings LLC from private equity firm Peak Rock Capital. As part of the acquisition, General Mills also acquired two manufacturing facilities in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and St. Charles, Missouri.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Cornerstone ITJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Logically of Cornerstone IT, a highly-regarded full-service IT Managed Services Provider serving customers in the professional services, manufacturing, insurance, and construction/development industries.
  • Sonepar sells Vallen Distribution to Nautic PartnersJones Day represented the Sonepar Group – a Paris-headquartered global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services – in the sale of Sonepar's subsidiary business, Vallen Distribution, to Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Rhode Island.
  • MPE Partners acquires and recapitalizes Hi-Tech IndustriesJones Day represented MPE Partners in the acquisition, financing, and recapitalization of Hi-Tech Industries, a leading provider of consumable vehicle detailing and reconditioning products to the professional and do-it-yourself markets.
  • Riverside invests in PeopleGroveJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition of PeopleGrove, the leading provider of career mentorship and alumni engagement software for higher education institutions.
  • Aaron's Company acquires BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 millionJones Day advised The Aaron's Company, Inc., a leading technology-enabled, omnichannel provider of lease-to-own and purchase solutions, on its acquisition of BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 million.
  • LendingTree invests in EarnUpJones Day advised LendingTree, Inc. in the $31 million Series C financing round of EarnUp, a San Francisco-based Fintech company offering payment and data solutions for the mortgage industry.
  • Goode Partners invests in JOCKO FUELJones Day advised Goode Partners LLC in its $30 million minority investment in JOCKO FUEL, a disruptive and rapidly-growing provider of premium sports and lifestyle nutritional products.
  • Riverside acquires ESHA ResearchJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition of ESHA Research (ESHA), a provider of SaaS-based nutritional analysis, labeling compliance, and product formulation software.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Statcomm Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Performance Systems Integration of Statcomm Inc., which provides repeating fire and life safety inspection, repair and maintenance services, as well as installation services for new construction and retrofits, to customers across various industries in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    • August 8, 2023
      AI For Threat Detection and Response: A New Age of Defense, Ai4
    • June 29, 2023
      Tracking Technologies & Health Care Privacy: Navigating Compliance and Liability Risks, Jones Day
    • May 31, 2023
      Exploring post-pandemic information security and privacy trends in the United States, Global GRC, Data Privacy & Cyber Security ConfEx