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Jason M. Schwent

Senior Counsel
Office

Chicago

130 E. Randolph St.
Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60601
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Education
J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, New Hampshire, 2001
B.S., cum laude, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, 1997
State Bar Licenses
Missouri
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
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Jason M. Schwent

Senior Counsel

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).

Awards/Achievements
Named among Best Lawyers in America - Patent Law by Best Lawyers (2021)
Memberships
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