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Jessica Pedersen advises businesses on complex data privacy and cybersecurity issues. Jessica has experience counseling a diverse range of companies on compliance with both existing and emerging privacy and security laws, including the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). In addition, she assists clients in preparing for and responding to cybersecurity threats, including designing data breach tabletop exercises, managing data breach response, and defending privacy and data breach litigation. Jessica also represents clients in related regulatory investigations. She is a certified privacy professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US).


  • Drafting policies, procedures, and training materials related to data privacy and security compliance
  • Assessing cyber security risks and advising on data security incidents



  • CIPP/US, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Intern, U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley, 2017


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2017
  • B.A., Michigan State University, 2014
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois