Faculty: Jennifer A. Beckage

Beckage 150Jennifer A. Beckage is a partner and the founder of Beckage PLLC.

Recognized in 2018 as one of the Top 30 data breach attorneys in the United States by Cybersecurity Docket, Jennifer counsels clients in the areas of breach response and mitigation, data security, information technology and privacy law, and business growth. Jennifer has responded to numerous headline-making, national and international data breaches and cyber incidents, providing crucial notification strategy and actionable risk mitigation advice. Jennifer interfaces with state, federal and international regulators to limit legal vulnerabilities arising from data breach and cyber incidents, and defends clients in class action litigation and regulatory enforcement actions arising therefrom.

Jennifer also develops data protection and crisis response plans and IT policies for her clients, including counseling clients on compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Frequently called upon by clients to conduct in-house training, tabletop exercises and compliance audits, Jennifer works closely with company executives to promote client preparation and effective response in the event of future incidents.

Jennifer is a regular contributor on topics of data security and privacy, information governance, and cyber security, and speaks at major industry and association events on these and other topics.

Also, Jennifer is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, United States (CIPP/US) as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Prior to founding Beckage in 2018, Jennifer was a partner and the data security and privacy team leader for a Buffalo-based law firm with nearly 200 attorneys and offices in eight cities. Before becoming an attorney, Jennifer was an owner and executive of a technology business, helping to lead its successful sale to a publicly traded company, which retained her as vice president of operations for technical services and product lines across 11 states servicing Fortune 500 clients. Jennifer leverages her extensive business background to counsel clients on all aspects of business growth from product development, contracts, transactions, audits and investigations, and other matters.