Jason Gonzalez represents entities and individuals in all types of government investigations, prosecutions and regulatory proceedings. He also represents a diverse client base in federal and state commercial litigation and counsels clients regarding data security and privacy.
I focus my practice on three primary areas.
I leverage my nearly twelve years of experience as a federal prosecutor and deputy city attorney to represent entities and individuals under investigation by federal, state and local agencies. I’ve helped clients in matters brought by the criminal divisions of the Northern, Central, and Southern District of California U.S. Attorney’s offices, as well as from the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office’s Economic Crimes Unit, the District of Alaska U.S. Attorney’s Office, the California Department of Justice, the California Department of Health Care Services and the Tax Division of the Central District U.S. Attorney’s Office. I’ve also served clients facing matters brought by federal agencies including the SEC, FBI, FAA, Customs, DHS, HHS, TSA, the Federal Maritime Commission and the IRS. In addition, I assist clients through internal investigations and compliance with the requirements attached to conducting business on a global scale, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
I’ve personally handled over 25 jury trials and dozens of arbitrations and other contested court proceedings. I leverage this experience to help clients involved in commercial litigation regarding alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), breach of contract, alleged violations of the California wiretapping statute, commercial fraud claims and alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
I use my training and experience as a former federal prosecutor and as a managing director of a digital risk management and computer forensics firm to help clients assess and improve their data security and compliance with data privacy laws.
The government is increasingly using criminal law to address issues formerly handled through civil enforcement and is more heavily relying on (and incentivizing) private “whistleblowers.” Clients should proactively address this increasingly risky business environment through effective compliance and, if necessary, vigorous defense.
Rochester Business Journal | November 06, 2020
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity deputy leader and Rochester associate Jenny Holmes contributed this article analyzing the European Court of Justice’s recent invalidation of the Privacy Shield and its impact on data flows between the US and the EU. This article was co-developed with Los Angeles partner Jason P. Gonzalez and Boston associate Troy K. Lieberman, both from the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team.
Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal | January 23, 2019
Los Angeles Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Jason Gonzalez and associate Karina Puttieva co-wrote this contributed article identifying issues with the “remarkably unclear” California Consumer Privacy Act, a measure passed last year that regulates large businesses businesses who buy, sell or share consumers’ personal information.
New York Law Journal | January 07, 2019
Albany Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Hurteau and Los Angeles Government Investigation & White-Collar Defense partner Jason Gonzalez are mentioned in this article as attorneys for the plaintiff in a contentious divorce matter that hinges on the defendant’s alleged wiretapping of his estranged wife’s phone.
Law360 | March 27, 2018
Long Island commercial litigation partner Dan Gibbons successfully prevailed on the appeal of this case involving a class action over a utility billing system at a New Jersey apartment complex. Dan along with Los Angeles government investigations and white collar defense partner Jason Gonzalez and associate Neal Gauger represented Yes Energy Management Inc. in this matter.
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Alert | 10.07.20
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Alert | 09.02.20
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Alert | 07.17.20
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Alert | 06.11.20
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Alert | 03.23.20
Cybersecurity and Securities Alert | 02.23.18
06.09.20 | Webinar
02.25.19 | Beverly Hills, CA
Stanford University, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A., with high honors
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California