Jon Direnfeld is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C., office focused on defending tech and data-driven companies against regulatory enforcement and litigation actions involving critical online and offline data management and sales & marketing activities.
Jon’s enforcement work regularly involves navigating the patchwork of federal and state “consumer protection” rules, including statutes and regulations enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), State Attorneys General (AGs), and local District Attorneys. These matters cover a broad spectrum of B2C and B2B issues, including data privacy, cybersecurity, and so-called “unfair and deceptive” practices with a focus on representation of e-commerce platforms, marketplaces, social media and fintech companies.
Jon has substantial experience in crisis management, helping clients devise and implement coordinated regulatory, legislative, and media responses to high stakes incidents. In addition, he has an active complex commercial litigation practice in federal and state courts across the country.
Jon also provides strategic public policy counseling to clients on consumer protection and data management matters before Congress and executive branch agencies. During law school, Jon worked as a Government Relations Advisor in the Government Relations and Public Policy practice group at the law firm of Collier Shannon Scott PLLC. He also served as a law clerk on the Senate Judiciary Committee for Chairman Patrick J. Leahy.
Investigations and Enforcement Actions by Consumer Protection Agencies:
Consumer Class Actions
Antitrust Litigation and Investigations