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John Gevertz

Of Counsel

JOHN N. GEVERTZ is Of Counsel at DLA Piper in the Data Protection, Privacy and Security Group. John has built and managed global privacy programs at two major multinational corporations: Visa Inc. and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Most recently at Visa, John was Senior Vice President/Chief Privacy Officer responsible for global privacy compliance, information governance, and privacy operations management. John also chaired Visa’s Data Use Council, and was a member of the Data Council, ESG Working Group, and Business Controls Working Group, among other responsibilities. 

Prior to Visa, John was Global Chief Privacy Officer of ADP.  In that role, John provided legal counsel, as well as operational strategic guidance to all worldwide ADP business units on a wide range of privacy, cybersecurity, data strategy and related issues.  He was also responsible for developing the intellectual property, operational risk management, and security policy and controls assurance programs.

John currently serves on the Digital Economy committee of the EU-US Track Star Dialogue, the steering committee of the Forum on International Privacy, and the Visionaries Council of the Rise of Privacy Technology. Among other roles, he has served on the Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy and the Conference Board Council of Chief Privacy Officers

Previously, John was a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where he primarily handled intellectual property, securities, and white collar criminal matters.  He also served as Appellate Counsel at the Criminal Appeals Bureau of New York’s Legal Aid Society and was a staff scientist developing risk assessment policies and tools at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

John received his J.D. from New York University and his B.A. in both biology and political philosophy from Brown University.  

Bar admissionsNew York
  • J.D., New York University
  • B.A., Brown University


  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended, Cyber Law (including Data Privacy and Data Protection) (2023)