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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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July 21, 2016
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Jason Gavejian Authors "Social Media Use By Applicants and Employees: The Conundrum"

July 21, 2016

Jason Gavejian authored "Social Media Use By Applicants and Employees: The Conundrum," published by Copyright and New Media Law.     Read More

June 24, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q4 Diversity Committee Newsletter

June 24, 2016

While our firm Chairman Vincent Cino (MOR) always says “Jackson Lewis needs to do better…” I am pleased to report that Jackson Lewis ranked 2nd in Law360’s list of the “Top 10 Biglaw Firms for Female Attorneys” and 18th in the publication’s list of the “100 Best Law Firms for Female... Read More

May 6, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Discuss State and Federal Legislation on the Horizon

May 6, 2016

Wolters Kluwer published the final piece in a three-part series on state and federal legislation passed in 2015, and what’s on the horizon for this year.  “State legislation outpaces federal efforts” features insight from Frank Alvarez, Howard Bloom, Joe Lazzarotti, Kathryn Russo, Jason Gavejian, Michael Neifach,... Read More

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June 9, 2016

5 Practice Tips for Law Firms as Data Breach Spotlight Swings Their Way

June 9, 2016

While data breach incidents affecting the entertainment, retail, healthcare, and financial industries have garnered more attention in past years, the data breach spotlight recently shifted to law firms. This shift was triggered by media coverage of the breach and leak of the Panama Papers, and by reports that, in 2015, hackers... Read More

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

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The Privacy Shield Is Finally Here
July 12, 2016

Earlier today the European Union and U.S. officials announced the final approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield data transfer agreement (“the Privacy Shield”).  Beginning August 1, 2016, organizations based in the U.S. will be able to self-certify their compliance with the Privacy Shield. Read More

Colorado Law Grants Employees Right to Access Personnel Files
June 28, 2016

Beginning January 1, 2017, employees in Colorado will now have a right to inspect and copy their personnel files.  Prior to this law, Colorado had no law granting private-sector employees access to their personnel records. Read More

EU, U.S. Agree On Revisions To Privacy Shield
June 27, 2016

According to reports, the European Union and the United States have agreed on changes to the EU-U.S. Read More