Jevan Hutson is a member of Orrick’s internationally recognized Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice group and partners with Orrick’s new Business & Human Rights practice. His practice focuses on the intersection of privacy, security, and data ethics, with particular experience in emerging ethical and policy issues in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision.
Jevan leverages his experience in AI ethics and privacy advocacy, human-computer interaction and social computing research, and information science to help clients assess and mitigate the reputational, regulatory, and legal risks associated with the development and use of AI/ML technologies, data sets, and training algorithms. He also advises clients in identifying, evaluating, and managing complex global privacy and cybersecurity risks and compliance issues. He helps clients develop and implement privacy programs and guides them on state, federal and global privacy and cybersecurity compliance and state data breach notification laws.
During law school, Jevan led facial recognition and AI policy development at the University of Washington School of Law’s Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic—engaging extensively with state and national policy debates around privacy, AI, and facial recognition—and represented the University of Washington on the Port of Seattle’s External Advisory Group for biometrics. Additionally, Jevan served as a law clerk for the Federal Trade Commission’s Northwest Regional Office, a policy advocacy intern for the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington’s Technology & Liberty Project, and a legal intern for Nintendo of America.
Jevan has published several papers on policy at the intersection of law, technology, design, and ethics at premier international conferences on human-computer interaction, social computing, and usable security and privacy. Jevan’s research endeavors and technology policy advocacy have been featured in multiple major news outlets, including The Washington Post, CNN, The Rolling Stone, WIRED, MIT Technology Review, VentureBeat, BuzzFeed News, Reuters, Mother Jones, The Huffington Post, and The New York Post.
Jevan is an active member of QLaw: the LGBTQ+ Bar Association of Washington as well as Queer in AI.