About Jeremy Merkel

Jeremy Merkel counsels businesses and organizations across a range of industries on privacy and data security matters. Combining his knowledge of the cybersecurity landscape with his technical experience, Jeremy is a trusted advisor to companies during the critical moments of identifying and responding to data security incidents. From the moment a breach is identified, Jeremy leverages resources to understand the scope of an incident, assess the risk to data and sensitive information and mitigate legal exposure.

The legal framework of privacy and data security laws is constantly evolving

Utilizing his experience in the private and public sector, Jeremy works closely with clients to develop practical solutions for the collection, use and transfer of information. He advises clients on a variety of privacy and data security laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), HIPAA, the FTC Act and state data breach notification laws.

Jeremy has lectured and been featured on podcasts discussing the proliferation of cyber crimes in the health care industry. During law school, he gained experience in privacy at a major technology company and the Federal Trade Commission. Jeremy is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals in US privacy law; the IAPP is not affiliated with any governmental authority.

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Practice Focus

  • Data incident response and crisis communications
  • Privacy assessments, audits and internal investigations
  • Government investigations
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Privacy program implementation
  • Privacy policies and procedures
  • Data protection agreements