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Jason M. Schwent

Senior Attorney

Jason M. Schwent is experienced in data privacy, intellectual property, and litigation making him a fierce advocate for his clients. His passion for protecting clients’ assets is evident whether negotiating a complicated enterprise software agreement with a Fortune 100 company or counseling a client following a data breach that exposed millions of users’ data.

Jason’s clients present him with daily complex business challenges, giving him a thorough understanding of how to navigate each client to minimize risk and liability. He advises public and private clients in various industries on regulatory compliance, technology-related transactions, and proactive risk management and data privacy review. His attention to detail covers every corner of his clients’ businesses to identify vulnerabilities and opportunities.

When a client experiences a data security incident, Jason mobilizes his team to seamlessly guide clients through the entire response process. He leads clients through the intricate process of implementing incident response efforts from negotiating with threat actors; to drafting notifications, regulatory responses, and communications; to overseeing forensic, notification, and call center vendors. Jason takes the lead when communicating with forensic teams, law enforcement and government officials.

In addition to being a registered patent attorney, Jason has extensive compliance experience with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR,) the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Jason is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Jason counsels public and private companies and their boards on corporate governance matters related to cybersecurity and data privacy, including ESG-related considerations.


J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, New Hampshire, 2001
B.S., cum laude, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, 1997


Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Privacy and Data Security Law by Best Lawyers (2023-2024)

Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Privacy and Data Security Law (2023)


Association for Corporate Growth, Chicago

Progress 64 West

American Bar Association

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

International Association of Privacy Professionals, Certified Information Privacy Professional, U.S. Private-Sector

The Missouri Bar

Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, 2001 – Present

Illinois Bar Association

Infragard, Member

State Bar Licenses

Missouri, Illinois, Licensed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Missouri
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Articles & Alerts


  • Panelist, “A New Era of Data Privacy Regulations: Four Bet-the-Job Questions for GCs,” The Association of Corporate Counsel Mid-America Chapter (December 11, 2019)
  • Presenter, “New Data Protection Regulations,” Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association Conference (March 27, 2019)
  • Presenter, “The Basics of Cybersecurity Breach Response,” St. Louis Paralegal Association (July 19, 2018)
  • Panelist, “Data Privacy Challenges and Concerns: Protecting Your Gaming Operation From Growing Cyber and Other Threats,” International Association of Gaming Advisors (July 18, 2018)