Jacqueline Cooney is a Lead Director, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity at Paul Hastings with over 20 years of experience in privacy, governance, risk, compliance, and public policy. She is a key participant in helping to develop privacy-related methodologies for Paul Hastings clients, and a frequent contributor to risk and compliance-related engagements.
Previously, Ms. Cooney was a Lead Associate at another major U.S. firm, where she managed the commercial privacy team. While there, Ms. Cooney implemented privacy program elements for Fortune 100 companies, including global privacy policies and procedures, incident management, response, breach notifications, Safe Harbor privacy notices, Privacy Shield certifications, and choice management solutions. Additionally, Ms. Cooney co-led a comprehensive privacy program enhancement project for a Fortune 10 global financial services firm that included revision of the firm’s governance structure, assessment and development of recommendations related to the firm’s global privacy compliance coverage, and creation of a global privacy compliance monitoring and testing program based on international privacy laws.
Prior to this, Ms. Cooney served as an Adjunct Professor at Marymount University where she taught Legal Research and Writing, Advanced Legal Research and Writing, Public Law and Administrative Procedure, and Constitutional Law. She was also a Legislative Assistant on Capitol Hill for eight years.
Ms. Cooney advises clients regarding changes to and impact of federal privacy laws and regulations. Ms. Cooney is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, George Mason University School of Law, and a 15-year member of the Virginia Bar.
- The Legal 500, Media, Technology, and Telecoms - Cyber Law (Including Data Privacy and Data Protection) (2021)
- George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2001
- University of New Hampshire, B.A., 1993
- An Overview of the Current State-Based Privacy Legislation - Invalid date
- Important Privacy Law Development -- New York State Employee Monitoring Law Goes Into Effect in May - March 31st, 2022
- Paul Hastings Celebrates Data Privacy Day - January 26th, 2022
- Another New Biometric Privacy Law as New York City Law Becomes Effective - July 6th, 2021
- Supreme Court Limits Article III Standing: Implications for Data Privacy Litigation - July 2nd, 2021
- Colorado Next in Line for Comprehensive Privacy Law - June 23rd, 2021
- A New Presidential Executive Order Addresses the Growing Cyber Threat - May 14th, 2021
- The Supreme Court and the TCPA: What Companies Should Know About the Recent Ruling - April 8th, 2021
- Dark Patterns, New Icons, and Paper Forms – What Companies Need to Know About the New CCPA Regulations - March 18th, 2021
- Analysis and Comparison: The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act and California Privacy Laws - February 17th, 2021
- US Banking Regulators Propose a 36 Hour Cyber Incident Reporting Rule - January 12th, 2021
- GLBA Safeguards Rule Enforcement – Renewed Attention on Vendor Data Security Practices - January 11th, 2021
- Top 5 Privacy Developments in 2020 and 5 More to Prepare for in 2021 - December 14th, 2020
- CCPA Enforcement Is Coming July 1–Here’s What to Know - May 18th, 2020
- COVID-19 – New Federal Data Protection Bill Introduced - May 7th, 2020
- Timeline for Selected Global Privacy Compliance Activities in Light of COVID-19 - April 17th, 2020
- COVID 19: Best Practices for Videoconferences – Protecting the Privacy of Confidential Conversations - April 8th, 2020
- Updated Proposed Rules: California Attorney General Releases Revised Set of CCPA Regulations - March 13th, 2020
- Proposed Rules: California Releases Much Anticipated Revisions to CCPA Regulations - February 19th, 2020
- In-House Counsel Guide to Ransomware Prevention, Preparedness, and Response - September 18th, 2017