Blog Co-Editors and Authors

Jason Priebe is a partner in the firm’s eDiscovery and Information Governance practice. He is relied-upon authority and frequent author on domestic and international data privacy compliance and cross-border data transfers. Clients turn to Jason for guidance on information governance, data protection, and information security challenges in the US and internationally. He also assists clients facing complex eDiscovery challenges to quickly identify, preserve, collect, process, review, and produce large amounts of electronically stored information in a legally defensible and cost-effective manner.

John Tomaszewski is a partner in the International Department and co-chairs the Global Privacy & Security practice at Seyfarth. John focuses on emerging technology and its application to business. He has significant experience counseling companies regarding data protection and information security throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Yana Komsitsky is Senior Counsel in the firm’s International Department. She develops holistic solutions for managing human capital, data privacy, and compliance issues. In the privacy arena, Yana assists with designing and implementing privacy and compliance programs. In the event of a merger or acquisition, she advises companies on workforce and privacy aspects of transactions and post-acquisition integrations.

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Kristine Argentine is a partner and National Chair of Seyfarth’s Commercial Consumer Class Action Defense Group. Her practice includes litigating and counseling on privacy class actions, including data breach claims; claims alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, as well as state telephone solicitation laws; the Video Privacy Protection Act; the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act; the California Invasion of Privacy Act, and other state privacy and data protection laws.

Diane Dygert is chair of Seyfarth’s national Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department, and has spent more than 30 years focused on the rules and regulations of employee benefits. Diane’s experience includes advice and counsel on both qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, including the fiduciary governance issues surrounding those arrangements. Diane also has a great deal of expertise in the health and welfare space, where she has counseled and trained clients extensively on HIPAA privacy compliance, health care reform, and wellness programs, including implementing compliant plans and policies.

Kathleen McConnell is a partner in the Commercial Litigation practice. Her practice focuses on data analytics, electronic discovery, information governance, and data privacy. Since 2007, Kathleen has focused a significant amount of her litigation practice on eDiscovery and related matters.

James Dorough-Lewis specializes in M&A, including cross-border and investment transactions involving privately held companies. His practice includes corporate restructuring and finance, startups, distressed acquisitions, data privacy and cybersecurity compliance, and healthcare regulatory compliance. He regularly advises both for-profit business associations and non-profit organizations on matters of general governance and compliance, with clients that include technology companies, industrial manufacturers, and venture capital institutions.

Neeka Hodaie is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Department. She advises clients on commercial contracts, data privacy and security compliance, corporate formation and governance for non-profit and for-profit entities, and mergers and acquisitions.

Caroline Pieper is an associate in the Employee Benefits Department. She focuses on health and welfare benefit plans, ancillary benefits, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and health data privacy compliance matters.

Vincent Smolczynski is an associate in the Intellectual Property practice. Vince provides clients with advice and strategy in the areas of complex civil litigation, patent litigation, and a variety of IP matters, as well as patent and trademark prosecution. Vince likewise counsels clients on data privacy compliance and implementation, record retention and information governance.