Jason S. Cherry

Partner

Jason S. Cherry is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice (DPCS). He provides legal counsel and representation for data privacy issues, which includes the identification of protected-data, application of statutory requirements for specific types of data and industries, facilitation of security measures and access controls for the acquisition, processing, and maintenance of protected-data, risk management, and lawful response and mandatory notifications for data leaks or breaches. Jason holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Jason is also assigned to the DCPS’s cybersecurity response team. In this capacity, he assists clients with advice on the legal aspects of data breaches or data loss due to cyber threats such as email exploitation, network or host intrusions, ransomware incidents, blackmail schemes, and other types of cyberattacks. Jason can help clients obtain services for threat mitigation, prevention, and forensic examination, all of which can be necessary to halt cyber intrusions and persistent exploitations, restore networks and systems, and identify malicious acts and actors. As a technology-driven attorney, he can understand the urgency and scope of his clients’ needs.

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Jason worked as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for twenty years. During his time in the field, Jason gained valuable insights on the intrusion methods and motivations of cybercriminals and the importance of forensic examinations, evidence preservation, and proactive network protections.

While working as a Program Manager at the FBI’s Operational Technology Division, Jason was promoted to Assistant Section Chief and supervised one the FBI’s largest cyber sections, which employed over 400 people and operated on a budget of $100 million. In this role, Jason became very familiar with hardware and software development; circuit acquisition; and network architecture plans, implementation, and maintenance. He learned how to overcome the technical challenges facing network infrastructures. Jason directly managed personnel in charge of cybersecurity. He reviewed vulnerabilities scans, attended tabletop exercises, and directed resources to address potential threats. He was also responsible for his section’s cybersecurity training and understands the difficulties of establishing a “security conscious” culture at the workplace. As a former federal employee with Top Secret clearance, Jason is comfortable working with government agencies or commercial vendors with government contracts.

Certifications

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
  • TS/SCI Clearance (Renewed 12/2021)

Publications

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • California

Associations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • California State Bar Association
  • FBI Retired Agents Association

Awards & Honors

  • “Outstanding Performer”: 2007 to 2018
  • High Impact Leadership Award: 2015
  • Commendation - Coos County Sheriff’s Office: 2010
  • Performance Awards: 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, & 2011

Education

George Mason School Of Law

Juris Doctor, General law & International Business Transactions, 1996

Portland State University

Bachelor of Arts, Administration of Justice & Russian Language, 1992

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