Jenifer Shahan McIntosh

Attorney / Shareholder

With more than 20 years of legal experience and focused expertise in the data privacy and security space, Jenifer McIntosh heads up FBFK’s Data Privacy & Security team. As an attorney, former in-house counsel, chemist, and self-proclaimed data privacy geek, Jenifer’s talent is her ability to render legal standards into implementable technical and operational processes that are easy for clients to understand and execute.

She specializes in the application of privacy, cybersecurity, Internet, intellectual property, and consumer protection laws to business activities, including when those activities have become the subject of litigation or government investigations. With a particular focus on business use and protection of digital assets, Jenifer also has an extensive background advising on legal issues related to pharmaceutical trials, healthcare research, international data transfers, big data storage, tech agreements, social media, mobile applications, cybersecurity, online tracking and analytics, and product development.

Additionally, Jenifer often counsels on practical, durable strategic compliance with global privacy laws, including international transfer requirements, continuing cyber-security risk management, strategy and data governance, and the impact of dark patterns and customer expectations in e-Commerce. Jenifer leads efforts on cybersecurity incident preparedness and response, healthcare and clinical trials privacy, children’s privacy, government agency enforcement, marketing privacy, and workplace privacy.

Her extensive experience includes developing and implementing corporate policies, training and auditing in support of global compliance with GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, COPPA, FERPA, GLBA, HIPAA, FDA, CAN-SPAM, CASL, PIPEDA, , APPI, FERPA, 23 NYCRR 500, SEC and FTC regulations and rules, state privacy, breach and education laws, cyber-security frameworks (NIST, ISO, SANS) & others.

Jenifer graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry/Biology from ASU, received her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law and clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Jenifer is licensed in Texas, New York and Colorado.

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Admitted to Practice

States:
State Bar of Colorado
State Bar of New York
State Bar of Texas

Education

Baylor University School of Law, J.D.
Angelo State University, B.S. in Chemistry/Biology