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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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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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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

June 25, 2015

New Jersey Supreme Court Affirms Validity of Criminal Prosecution of Employee’s Theft of Employer’s Documents

June 25, 2015

A former school board employee who removed confidential documents to assist in her employment lawsuit filed against the school board may be criminally prosecuted, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled, affirming an Appellate Division decision. State v. Saavedra, No. A-68-13 (June 23, 2015). The Supreme Court’s decision could... Read More

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Safe Harbor Resolution…Not So Fast
February 1, 2016

UPDATE:  Although we previously reported that a possible Safe Harbor resolution may be imminent, Bloomberg BNA is now reporting that a European Commission official has told them there may be no deal today to replace the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Program. Read More

New U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Imminent?
January 28, 2016

Bloomberg BNA is reporting that the EU hopes to reach a Safe Harbor deal with the U.S. on Monday, February 1, 2016.  Speaking at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference in Brussels, Paul F. Read More

Top 10 for 2016 – Happy Data Privacy Day
January 28, 2016

In honor of Data Privacy Day, we provide the following “Top 10 for 2016.”  While the list is by no means exhaustive, it does provide some hot topics for organizations to consider in 2016. EU/U.S. Read More