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Jones Day welcomes cybersecurity partner Aaron Charfoos to Chicago Office

December 2017

The global law firm Jones Day announces that Aaron Charfoos has joined the Firm's Chicago Office as a partner in its Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice.

An accomplished privacy and data protection litigator with deep experience in incidence response and European data privacy compliance, Mr. Charfoos has represented companies in the computer science, telecommunications, financial services, biotechnology, medical devices, food and beverage, and other industries. He is certified information privacy professional for the U.S. private sector (CIPP/US), and also assists clients in addressing European privacy requirements by implementing contractual, compliance, and educational programs that adhere to U.S. and EU regulations.

"Aaron brings us a great track record as a litigator for clients across a number of industries that have faced data security issues," said Dan McLoon, who leads Jones Day's global Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice. "His multinational experience in both litigation and advisory roles is particularly impressive. He is a key addition to what is already a robust practice, and I look forward to his contributions."

Mr. Charfoos's litigation experience has involved complex privacy, data protection, and commercial litigation, and he has represented clients in various trial and appellate courts across the country.

"As data security risks continue to escalate, appropriately assessing and managing those risks has become a top priority for our clients," added Tina Tabacchi, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Chicago Office. "Aaron brings wide-ranging experience in data privacy and business technology issues that will strengthen our ability to provide effective representation in complex cybersecurity counseling and litigation. We look forward to having him join us."

An active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Mr. Charfoos is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to data security.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.