Jenifer Shahan McIntosh

Jenifer Shahan McIntosh counsels clients on privacy, data security, and data governance. She has significant experience with legal, operational, and reputational risk guidance, particularly as it relates to compliance initiatives, EU & UK clinical trial privacy requirements, product design, mergers, acquisitions, and tech transactions. She counsels clients on domestic and international privacy laws and regulations, including cross-border data transfers.

Jenifer has an extensive and diverse background in commercial litigation, including complex contract and licensing disputes, patent litigation, business torts and regulatory investigations defense—all of which she brings to her privacy and data security work. Her cybersecurity experience includes working with clients to stand-up security programs, helping clients establish robust privacy-by-design in product development, advising and guiding clients in the conduct of cyber and data governance due diligence during M&A transactions, and advising on vendor and licensing agreements regarding the transfer and security of data. She has advised leading pharmaceutical trials companies, private equity firms, SaaS service providers, health-tech, ad-tech, and e-commerce clients on privacy and data security issues in technology-driven transactions.

Jenifer is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for for the United States (CIPP/U) and licensed in New York, Colorado and Texas. Prior to her relocation to Dallas, she served as in-house counsel for a clinical trials company and web-based educational technology company. Jenifer has been quoted in the Law360 on legislation regarding privacy and big-tech tracking, and is a prolific writer on international and domestic privacy and data security law developments.