Jeffrey McKenna, CIPP US/E, is a Senior eDiscovery and Privacy Attorney in Orrick’s Chambers-recognized eDiscovery & Information Governance practice based in San Francisco. He holds two certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals in both US and European privacy law, and has significant experience advising large organizations on complex privacy and discovery issues, including those related to cross-border investigations, international discovery, cybersecurity incidents, CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA, Chinese state secrets law, and state specific privacy laws.
Recent representative engagements include advising a large multinational client on compliance with data privacy laws in eight countries throughout the EU and Asia during multi-district litigation, assisting a large foreign corporation balance its disclosure obligations resulting from a federal consent decree with its obligations under the GDPR and various EU Member State employee privacy laws, assisting several multinationals efficiently navigate the complexities raised by the GDPR and CCPA, and successfully advocating in state court proceedings against burdensome discovery-on-discovery sought from his client while simultaneously prevailing on his own client’s request for such discovery from the opposing party. His litigation experience includes all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts, including all phases of discovery, post-trial motions and appeals.
Jeffrey has spoken extensively on the issues of privacy, cybersecurity, and discovery. Publications include articles in the New York Law Journal, LegalTech News, the National Law Journal and co-authoring The Sedona Conference Principles on Privacy and Information Security for Lawyers, Law Firms, and Other Legal Service Providers. Jeffrey is also an active participant in various initiatives by Lawyers for Civil Justice, including efforts currently underway to enhance protections for cybersecurity and personal information during legal proceedings, particularly during the discovery process.
Prior to joining Orrick, Jeffrey was a senior associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. His practice focused on complex commercial disputes, class action defense, and related eDiscovery and data privacy issues.