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Jennifer M. Kashatus

Jennifer M. Kashatus


Jennifer Kashatus routinely advises companies in all industry sectors on privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity. In particular, Jennifer assists companies in developing comprehensive global and domestic privacy and information security programs, guiding companies in navigating the myriad state, federal and international privacy regulations. 

Jennifer also devotes a significant portion of her practice to incident response and preparation, having advised numerous companies on the implementation of an incident response program and coaching companies through evaluating and responding to a threatened or actual security incident. Further, Jennifer routinely advises clients on privacy and information security matters in the context of corporate transactions, including both buy and sell side transactions, having counselled clients through more than 1,000 transactions to date. 

Bar admissionsDistrict of ColumbiaMaryland
  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law 1997
    Dean's list
    Member, Case Western National Moot Court Team
    Dean Dunmore Moot Court Award
    Notes Editor, Case Western Journal of International Law
    cum laude
  • B.A., Colgate University 1994
    Dean's Award for Academic Excellence


In 2012, M&A Advisor honored DLA Piper with the 2012 M&A Deal of the Year award for our representation of SurveyMonkey in its acquisition of MarketTools. Jennifer was a member of the team working on that deal.

  • Chambers USA
    2014 - Band 3, Nationwide Privacy & Data Security
    Chambers comments, "Jennifer Kashatus maintains an active practice counseling startup companies on privacy and data security, particularly those operating in communications, cloud computing and sourcing. She is valued by clients for being 'very responsive."
    2013 - Band 3, Nationwide Privacy & Data Security
  • The Legal 500 United States
    2020-21 - Recommended, Cyber Law (including Data Privacy and Data Protection)
    2020 - Recommended, Data Privacy and Data Protection


  • Presenter "Getting Your Franchise Rocket Ready to Launch," FranConnection 2012, National Harbor, Maryland (May 2012)

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper, Jennifer was Of Counsel at a large business firm, where she worked with clients who were Fortune Global 1000 telecommunications providers, equipment providers and new market entrants. Prior to that firm, she was an associate at an American law firm. She also worked as an Attorney Advisor at the Federal Communications Commission in the Common Carrier and Enforcement Bureau.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) by International Association of Privacy Professionals