Jayson Lewis focuses his practice on privacy and data security matters. He provides practical and efficient advice to clients across industries on legal, regulatory, and policy issues in the rapidly evolving areas of privacy, data protection, and data security. Additionally, he draws from his deep understanding of the online advertising ecosystem to counsel clients on privacy compliance issues associated with advertising technology (AdTech) and digital advertising practices.
Jayson uses his thorough knowledge of U.S. and international privacy and data protection regimes to advise clients on compliance with existing and emerging laws and regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (CCPA) and other U.S. state and federal laws. He regularly drafts and counsels on privacy policies and other consumer-facing disclosures as well as internal privacy and data use policies, guidelines, and training materials. He has also provided strategic advice to clients responding to regulatory inquiries.
Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Jayson held in-house roles at LinkedIn and Nielsen and provided day-to-day counsel on a wide range of privacy and data protection matters. At LinkedIn, he provided legal and strategic advice and support on various privacy issues, with a focus on compliance with U.S. state privacy laws, including the CCPA, and the privacy aspects of digital advertising. He also responded to inquiries from data protection authorities around the world. At Nielsen, he advised on privacy issues on a global scale and played a key role in implementing the company’s strategy and program for compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the CCPA. He also counseled on privacy issues related to AdTech, drafted and negotiated privacy and data security provisions in contracts, drafted privacy policies and other consumer-facing disclosures, and advised on data breaches and security incidents.
Earlier in his career, Jayson worked at PwC and Deloitte, where he focused on privacy and data protection issues.
Jayson is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States (CIPP/US) and Europe (CIPP/E) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
In 2023, Jayson was selected to be a member of Law360’s 2023 Cybersecurity & Privacy Editorial Advisory Board.
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), member
Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program, interviewer, 2010 – present
Georgetown Scholars Program, mentor, 2021 – present