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Jerel Pacis Agatep

San Francisco

P 415-394-9400 F 415-394-9401


Jerel Pacis Agatep


Jerel Pacis Agatep is an associate in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling. He is also an active member of the firm's Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity practice group. He is currently helping organizations address questions about the application, implementation, and overall compliance with the 2020 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) as well as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its implications in the U.S. Jerel also responds to data security incidents and breaches including assessment of the data security problem and facilitation of all legal agreements and services to contain, analyze, investigate and remediate the incident. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Jerel worked for a regional defense firm in San Francisco where he practiced general liability, products liability, commercial litigation, employment law, and cyber law. Prior to that, he worked at a prominent San Francisco plaintiff-side civil litigation firm doing primarily employment and personal injury matters.

While attending law school, Jerel was a aenior notes editor for the Hastings Science and Technology Journal; served as the director of communications and historian for the Pilipino-American Law Society; and was inducted to the Hastings Pro Bono Society for providing 45 hours of free legal services to the community. He also served as a mediator to the Honorable Judge Donald S. Mitchell (Ret.) of the San Francisco Superior Court’s Small Claims Court.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (APABA-SV) – Equal Justice Scholarship Awardee
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC) – Inaugural NAPABA Scholarship Awardee
  • California Employment Law Association (CELA) – Wage & Hour Seminar Scholarship Awardee
  • UC Hastings Pro Bono Society – Inductee (45 hours)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of Greater Bay Area
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, Operations Director
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center, Free Legal Clinic
  • San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative (SFPCI)
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC), Free Consultation: Unemployment Benefits Due to COVID-19