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Jadzia Pierce
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5942 jpierce@cov.com Download V-card

Jadzia Pierce advises clients on a broad range of privacy, cybersecurity, and consumer protection issues, including privacy and cybersecurity compliance obligations, cybersecurity incident preparedness and response, and defending against regulatory inquiries and class-action litigations.

Ms. Pierce specializes in advising various technology, internet, and media clients on compliance with current federal, state, and international privacy laws and regulations, while counseling those clients on how to navigate the rapidly evolving legal landscape. Her diverse practice includes advising on the design of new products and services to ensure legal compliance while maximizing utility, drafting and negotiating privacy terms in agreements with vendors and other third parties, and assisting clients in responding to privacy audits and regulatory investigations.

  • Counsel multiple Fortune 100 clients regarding the shifting privacy legal landscape at the state, federal, and international level, and assist such clients in crafting and advocating for their legislative agendas.
  • Assist a range of global companies in the midst of developing and launching new products and services on privacy-by-design strategies and the potential impact of current and forthcoming privacy-related laws.
  • Advise multinational companies on cybersecurity incident preparedness and response, including by drafting, revising, and testing incident response plans, conducting cybersecurity gap analyses, engaging forensic vendors under nondisclosure agreements, and analyzing obligations under state and federal breach notification laws.
  • Assist clients in assessing and engaging third-party vendors, including by analyzing responses to privacy and cybersecurity due diligence questionnaires and by drafting and negotiating privacy and data security terms.
  • Represent clients in responding to and successfully resolving Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general investigations pertaining to privacy and advertising issues, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the FTC’s COPPA Rule, and state UDAP statutes.
  • Counsel clients on compliance with evolving FTC guidance pertaining to digital advertising and consumer protection issues, including with respect to endorsements, social media influencers, native advertising, claim substantiation, and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
  • Assist internet, technology and other companies in responding to criminal and civil third-party subpoenas that request access to customer data.
  • Counsel clients on liability issues stemming from federal and state computer hacking statutes, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
  • Review companies’ privacy policies and terms of use for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Advise clients in various industries on issues pertaining to defamation, the Freedom of Information Act, and other open government laws.

Pro Bono

  • Represents veterans before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
  • Assisted nonprofit groups in advocating for privacy and free expression issues by drafting amicus briefs in response to the United States v. Glassdoor and the U.S. v. Alasaad cases.
  • Represented nonprofit organization in responding to and seeking additional information about the Administration’s “extreme vetting” visa applicant program. 

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association – Section of Science & Technology Law; Web Editor – Homeland Security Committee
  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)

Previous Experience

  • Center for Democracy & Technology, Privacy, Surveillance & Security Fellow (2015-2016)
  •  APCO Worldwide, Strategic Communications and Issues Management Consultant (2010-2012)