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Jason C. Gavejian

Principal
Morristown

P 973-538-6890
F 973-540-9015
GavejiaJ@jacksonlewis.com

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Biography

Jason C. Gavejian is a Principal in the Morristown, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Mr. Gavejian represents management exclusively in all aspects of employment litigation, including restrictive covenants, class-actions, harassment, retaliation, discrimination and wage and hour claims in both federal and state courts. Additionally, Mr. Gavejian regularly appears before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, and the New Jersey Department of Labor. His practice also focuses on advice/counseling employers regarding daily workplace issues.

As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Mr. Gavejian focuses on the matrix of laws governing privacy, security, and management of data. Mr. Gavejian is Co-Editor of, and a regular contributor to, the Firm’s Privacy Blog.

Mr. Gavejian's work in the area of privacy, data security, and e-communications includes counseling international, national and regional companies on the vast array of privacy and security mandates, preventive measures, policies, procedures, and best practices. This includes, but is not limited to, the privacy and security requirements under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He has helped companies in all industries to assess information risk and security as part of the development and implementation of comprehensive written information security programs (WISP). Additionally, Mr. Gavejian has assisted companies in developing and implementing social media and bring your own device (BYOD) programs, including policies and procedures to address same. Further, he regularly advises clients on compliance issues under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and has represented clients in suits, including class actions, brought in various jurisdictions throughout the country under the TCPA.

Mr. Gavejian also represents companies with respect to inquiries from the HHS/OCR and other agencies alleging wrongful disclosure of protected information. He negotiates vendor agreements and other data privacy and security agreements, including business associated agreements. Further, his work in the area of workplace privacy includes helping clients through the process of investigating and responding to breaches of the personally identifiable information (PII) they maintain about consumers, employees, and others, while also assisting clients in implementing policies, practices, and procedures to prevent future data incidents.

Mr. Gavejian’s litigation experience, coupled with his privacy practice, provides him with a unique view of many workplace issues and the impact privacy, data security, and social media may play in actual or threatened lawsuits.

Mr. Gavejian regularly provides training to both executives and employees and regularly speaks on current privacy, monitoring, BYOD, social media, TCPA, and information management issues. His views on these topics have been discussed in multiple publications, including Inc.com, @Law Magazine, Risk and Insurance Magazine, LXBN TV, and HR.BLR.com.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Gavejian served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Richard J. Donohue on the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • CIPP, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Hispanic National Bar Association

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Privacy and Data Security Today,” HoRenso HR Steering Committee (June 17, 2015) (presenter)
  • “Handling A Data Breach," PeDS Group Nationwide Webinar Series (March 26, 2015) (panelist and presenter)
  • “Top 15 Data Privacy and Security Issues for 2015,”  New Jersey Association of Corporate Counsel (March 24, 2015) (panelist and presenter)
  • “HR Boot Camp for New Jersey Nonprofits,”  Pro Bono Partnership (October 21, 2015, September 16, 2015, May 14, 2013, April 16, 2013) (panelist and presenter)
  • “Employees Left to Their Own Devices: New Devices, New Technologies, and What Lies Ahead,” Connecticut Business and Industry Association (August 4, 2014) (presenter)
  • “Data Breach,” Jersey Shore Association of Human Resources  (May 8, 2014) (presenter)
  • “Bring Your Own Device to Work (BYOD) Risky Business???,” Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (March 18, 2014) (panelist and presenter)
  • “Data Privacy Training,” Society of Human Resource Management (February 19, 2014) (presenter)
  • “Data Breach Response," Association of Corporate Counsel – Legal Quick Hit Webinar (February 4, 2014) (presenter)

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April 1, 2016
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Featured in "2015 review - 2016 forecast: Federal agencies on the move"

April 1, 2016

In “2015 review—2016 forecast: Federal agencies on the move ,” Wolters Kluwer publishes their second in a series of three briefings on the most important agency developments and union activity and what we can expect in 2016.  This piece includes insight from Howard Bloom, Paul Patten, Francis Alvarez, Paul DeCamp,... Read More

February 25, 2016
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Provide Commentary, Insight in Wolters Kluwer Series on Labor and Employment Law Developments

February 25, 2016

Commentary and insight from Jackson Lewis attorneys Joy Napier-Joyce, Collin O’Connor Udell, Frank Alvarez, Joe Lazzarotti, Kathryn Russo, Paul DeCamp, Michael Neifach, Amy Peck, Jessica Feinstein, Cynthia Liao, David Jones, Amy Worley, Howard Bloom, Ashley Abel and Jason Gavajian are featured in Wolters Kluwer... Read More

January 31, 2016
Business Insurance

Jason Gavejian Discusses Campbell-Ewald Decision

January 31, 2016

Jason Gavejian discusses the Campbell-Ewald decision in Business Insurance's "Ruling maps out class action defense plan." Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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March 29, 2016

Tennessee Amends Data Breach Notification Statute to Cover Encrypted Data and Address Timing

March 29, 2016

An amendment to the Tennessee’s data breach notification statute has eliminated a provision requiring notice only in the event of a breach of unencrypted personal information. Accordingly, it appears that Tennessee is the first state in the country to require breach notification regardless of whether the affected information was... Read More

January 28, 2016

10 for 2016 on Data Privacy

January 28, 2016

In honor of Data Privacy Day, we offer the following “Top 10 for 2016,” a list of critical areas in data privacy that businesses should know about. These are intended to help inform businesses about data privacy and security and the steps they can take to protect the information they maintain. EU/U.S. Data Transfer (Safe... Read More

August 27, 2015

Reminder of Challenges Associated with Workplace Violence Prevention

August 27, 2015

The August 26 shooting of two journalists by a former co-worker on live TV in Virginia is a stark reminder that a worker may become violent. Violent incidents at work resulting in death or serious injury to employees have risen dramatically. Two million American workers a year report having been victims of workplace violence, with one... Read More

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Tennessee Amends Breach Notification Statute
March 28, 2016

On March 24, 2016, Tennessee’s breach notification statute was amended when Governor Bill Hallam signed into law S.B. 2005. Under the amendment, notification of a data breach must now be provided to any affected Tennessee resident within 45-days after discovery of the breach (absent a delay request from law enforcement). Read More

Internet of Things Bill Introduced
March 9, 2016

Recognizing the growing number of connected and interconnected devices, a bipartisan group of Senators recently introduced a bill which would convene a working group of Federal stakeholders to provide recommendations to Congress on how to appropriately plan for and encourage the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT). Read More

Court Denies Class Certification in Telephone Consumer Protection Act Case, Citing Plaintiff’s “Unique” Circumstances
March 1, 2016

For employers who are facing class claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, you may have more support for your defense: The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted Wilshire Consumer Capital’s (WCC) motion to deny class certification in a putative class action filed under the TCPA. Read More