Boston, MA. Nixon Peabody LLP has appointed partner Jason Kravitz to lead the global law firm’s newly formed Privacy & Technology practice group, which includes the firm’s Cybersecurity & Privacy team. That team helps businesses address critical privacy and security issues, including data protection, breach preparation and response, location-specific regulatory requirements, and litigation and enforcement matters at the federal and state levels.
Based in Nixon Peabody’s Boston office, Jason is a trial lawyer and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) who previously co-led the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. In addition to litigating privacy-related disputes, Jason focuses his practice on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising, and software implementation disputes.
“We are seeing privacy issues pervade virtually every facet of modern commerce, and these challenges are top of mind for many of our clients across all industries,” said Jason. “I am proud to lead such a dynamic group of lawyers who also have real-world experience to help our clients achieve their goals. In these unprecedented and highly unpredictable times, companies will continue to need strategic counsel to navigate the complexities of evolving regulations that govern data privacy.”
Jenny Holmes, based in Nixon Peabody’s Rochester, New York, office, serves as deputy leader of the practice. Her practice involves developing and implementing system-wide privacy and security plans for numerous companies of various sizes and creating response plans that address the mandates of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the NY SHIELD Act, among others.
Over his highly celebrated career, Jason has successfully led teams in high-profile and high-stakes privacy, IP, and technology disputes—and proudly represented two Nobel laureates. He has tried cases in courts across the country. Jason has been recommended by World Trademark Review 1000 as a leading Massachusetts lawyer for trademark enforcement and litigation for nine consecutive years and recognized for Litigation—Intellectual Property by The Best Lawyers in America® for the past five years.
“Given his wide-ranging experience in cybersecurity and privacy and strong background in intellectual property-related litigation, Jason is the ideal person to lead our Privacy & Technology practice group,” said Anthony Barron, leader of Nixon Peabody’s Litigation Department. “Cybersecurity threats are not limited to particular industries, sectors, or regions. Our highly skilled team sits at the forefront of this quickly evolving landscape, uniquely positioned to advise businesses across a full spectrum of privacy and security matters.”
Jason earned his JD from Boston University School of Law, cum laude, and his BS from Washington University, cum laude.