Ali A. Jessani

Ali A. Jessani counsels clients on privacy, cybersecurity and other regulatory risks related to data protection. He has particular experience advising companies on US state privacy compliance, including the California Privacy Rights Act and other comprehensive state privacy laws, and issues related to health privacy, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and state laws regulating non-HIPAA health data. His other areas of experience include advising clients on compliance with the Federal Trade Commission Act, international privacy obligations (including the General Data Protection Regulation), financial privacy laws and issues related to employee data, targeted advertising and biometrics. Mr. Jessani’s clients include healthcare organizations, data analytics providers, advertising agencies, social media platforms, large financial institutions, B2B companies, start-ups experimenting with cutting-edge technology and non-profits.

Mr. Jessani’s experience spans drafting policies and contracts, assisting with transactional matters, negotiating with counterparties on data issues, and providing practical, risk-based advice to his clients regarding their compliance obligations. He also guides companies with respect to their legal obligations after security incidents, as well as through state and federal regulatory investigations related to data protection. Mr. Jessani routinely provides counsel to clients on challenges related to emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI specifically, and advises companies on how they can adopt new and proposed uses of consumer information while accounting for issues related to data rights, integrity and governance.