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Jason C. Gavejian

Principal
Berkeley Heights

P 908-795-5139
F 908-464-2614
Jason.Gavejian@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

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

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 Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report blog.

Mr. Gavejian's work in the area of privacy and data security 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 state, federal, and international law (e.g., HIPAA/HITECH, GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), FTC Act, ECPA, SCA, GLBA etc.). Mr. Gavejian helps companies in all industries to assess information risk and security as part of the development and implementation of comprehensive data security safeguards including written information security programs (WISP). Additionally, Mr. Gavejian assists companies in analyzing issues related to: electronic communications, social media, electronic signatures (ESIGN/UETA), monitoring and recording (GPS, video, audio, etc.), biometrics, and bring your own device (BYOD) and company owned personally enabled device (COPE) programs, including policies and procedures to address same. 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 represents companies with respect to inquiries from the HHS/OCR, state attorneys general, and other agencies alleging wrongful disclosure of personal/protected information. Mr. Gavejian negotiates vendor agreements and other data privacy and security agreements, including business associate agreements. His work in the area of privacy and data security includes counseling and coaching clients through the process of investigating and responding to breaches of the personally identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI) they maintain about consumers, customers, employees, patients, and others, while also assisting clients in implementing policies, practices, and procedures to prevent future data incidents.

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. Mr. Gavejian regularly appears before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, and the New Jersey Department of Labor. Mr. Gavejian's practice also focuses on advising/counseling employers regarding daily workplace issues.

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, data security, monitoring, recording, BYOD/COPE, biometrics (BIPA), social media, TCPA, and information management issues. His views on these topics have been discussed in multiple publications, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle (SFGATE), National Law Review, Bloomberg BNA, Inc.com, @Law Magazine, Risk and Insurance Magazine, LXBN TV, Business Insurance Magazine, and HR.BLR.com.

Mr. Gavejian is the Co-Chair of Jackson Lewis’ Hispanic Attorney Resource Group, a group committed to increasing the firm’s visibility among Hispanic-American and other minority attorneys, as well as mentoring the firm's attorneys to assist in their training and development. Mr. Gavejian also previously served on the National Leadership Committee of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and regularly volunteers his time for pro bono matters.

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

  • “HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40” Award
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Professional Associations and Activities

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

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono Partnership, Program Co-coordinator, HR Bootcamp for NJ Nonprofits (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Pro Bono Partnership, Volunteer

Published Works

  • “2015 review - 2016 forecast: High court rulings and beyond," Wolters Kluwer (Spring 2016) [Author]
  • “FDA Issues Draft Cybersecurity Guidance for Device Manufacturers,” GxP Lifeline (May 2016) [Author]
  • “Social Media Use by Applicants and Employees: The Conundrum,” Copyright & New Media Law, Spring 2016 [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Why it’s Critical to Proactively Safeguard Your Firm or Organization’s Data,” New York State Bar Association Webinar (September 2018) (presenter)
  • "How to Comply with GDPR Requirements: What Every U.S. Company Needs to Know,” EVERFI Webinar (May 2018)
  • “Data Privacy and the new frontier of potential causes of action and class actions,” JSAHR (April 2018) (presenter)
  • “How to Conduct a Cyber Investigation,” Hispanic National Bar Association (September 2017) (panelist)“HR Boot Camp for New Jersey Nonprofits,”  Pro Bono Partnership (September 18, 2017 and October 31, 2017) (panelist and presenter)
  • "Privacy & Data Security in 2017," ACC – NJ (May 2017) (presenter/panelist)
  • "Data Privacy and Protection: What Litigators Need to Know when Gathering, Handling and Producing Sensitive Data," ABA (April 2017) (panelist)
  • "Legal Update - Privacy and Data Security," JSAHR (April 2017) (presenter)
  • "Make America What Again?," ACC-NJ (February 2017) (presenter)
  • "Cyber Security & Privacy Law Conference," New Jersey State Bar Association – NJICLE (September 2016) (presenter/panelist)
  • "Don’t Say That! Defending High Profile Cases and Managing the Media," Hispanic National Bar Association (September 2016) (moderator/panelist)
  • "Data Privacy/Security & Social Media in the Workplace," New Jersey Association of Corporate Counsel (NJACC) (May 2016) (presenter)
  • "Employee Use of Technology – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," Hispanic National Bar Association (March 2016) (moderator/panelist)
  • “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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August 15, 2019
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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

April 2, 2019
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Jackson Lewis Announces D&I Advancements

April 2, 2019

NEW YORK, NY (April 2, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, continues to make significant strides towards advancing the firm’s commitment to inclusivity, including appointing the firm’s first-ever Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Jana Simon, renaming the firm’s law school scholarship... Read More

December 12, 2018
The Cybersecurity Law Report

Joseph Lazzarotti and Jason Gavejian Discuss Privacy Issues Surrounding Biometric Data

December 12, 2018

Joseph Lazzarotti and Jason Gavejian discuss implications of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a statute that specifies requirements for the collection and handling of biometric data in "Illinois Appellate Decision Creates Split on Standing to Sue Under BIPA," published by The Cybersecurity Law Report. Read More

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October 10, 2019

California Consumer Privacy Act FAQs for Covered Businesses

October 10, 2019

Set to take effect January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), considered one of the most expansive U.S. privacy laws to date, places limitations on the collection and sale of a consumer’s personal information and provides consumers certain rights with respect to their personal information. Organizations should be... Read More

September 17, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2019

September 17, 2019

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: California Consumer Privacy Act breaks new ground GDPR set the course State consumer privacy and security laws likely to proliferate... Read More

July 26, 2019

New York Enacts SHIELD Act, Adding Data Security Requirements and Strengthening Data Breach Requirements

July 26, 2019

New York has enacted the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act) to amend the state’s data breach notification law to impose more expansive data security and data breach notification requirements on companies. The move aims to ensure New York residents are better protected against data breaches of their private... Read More

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The Fault Line of Privacy Legislation: How the CCPA Changes Everything

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California Consumer Privacy Act FAQs for Covered Businesses
October 14, 2019

Set to take effect January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), considered one of the most expansive U.S. privacy laws to date, places limitations on the collection and sale of a consumer’s personal information and provides consumers certain rights with respect to their personal information. Read More

CCPA Update: AG Announces Proposed Regulations, Governor Signs Amendments into Law
October 14, 2019

Lots of action for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in the last few days! After much anticipation, on October 10th, 2019, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (“the AG”) announced the Proposed Regulations for the CCPA.  The next day, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law six amendments to the CCPA. Read More

Celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with CCPA FAQs!
October 11, 2019

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)! NCSAM is an annual event designed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and co-led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA). Read More