Jennifer J. Hennessy

Professional Biography

Jennifer Hennessy is a data privacy and cybersecurity attorney, advising clients ranging from multinational corporations to startups on all aspects of compliance with international, federal, and state data privacy and security laws. She is a partner in the firm’s Technology Transactions, Cybersecurity, and Privacy Practice, a member of the Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team, the Health Care & Life Sciences Sector, and Innovative Technology Sector.

Jennifer assists covered entities and business associates in complying with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and advises organizations on compliance with federal law 42 C.F.R. Part 2 (Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Records), the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and state data privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

She works with a broad array of clients in the telemedicine and digital health industry, most notably high-growth emerging companies and entrepreneurial technology groups. Her work focuses on health care privacy and security in digital health and multistate footprints. She also advises cash and self-pay telemedicine companies on privacy and security considerations.

Jennifer frequently guides clients through data incident management and the entire breach notification process, from the early stages of the investigation to the notification of affected individuals and government regulators, as well as through any resulting enforcement actions or regulatory investigations. Her depth of experience in this area allows her to provide clients with practical and business-oriented solutions in the event of a data incident and in its aftermath.

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