John B. Kennedy

Partner

John B. Kennedy
Partner
office Stamford
phone 203-363-7640
fax203-363-7676
emailjkennedy@wiggin.com
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Biography

John Kennedy is a partner in Wiggin and Dana's Corporate Department and a member of the Information Technology and Outsourcing, and Privacy and Information Security Groups.

In 25 years of practice, Mr. Kennedy has focused on transactions and counseling in the law of information technology, data privacy and security, intellectual property and e-commerce. His transactional practice includes outsourcing, software development and licensing, e-commerce transactions, technology transfer and intellectual property-intensive M&A, divestitures, joint ventures and re-structurings. His clients have included Fortune 500 as well as emerging companies in the financial services, technology, communications, media, energy and consumer products sectors.

Mr. Kennedy has negotiated complex information technology (IT) outsourcing services agreements involving cloud computing, IT infrastructure and software procurement, systems integration, software development and maintenance, voice and data services and disaster recovery and business continuity. He has also negotiated business process outsourcing (BPO) agreements for call centers and customer support services, finance and accounting services, human resources administration, enterprise procurement services, government passport and visa services, research and development services and supply chain management. His work in this area includes advising clients on all stages of the contract process, including RFP preparation and evaluation, vendor diligence, negotiation of definitive agreements and ongoing advice concerning governance, dispute management and amendments.

In Mr. Kennedy's extensive practice in information privacy and security law, he has represented clients in connection with risk and compliance assessments of data privacy policies and practices, data breach preparedness and response, regulatory investigations of data practices, behavioral advertising campaigns and ‘privacy by design' analyses of products and services in social media and mobile e-commerce, corporate information governance programs, international data transfers and compliance with U.S. state and federal data privacy and information security laws. His clients in this area include companies in the financial services, technology, media, energy and consumer products industries. He is the author of numerous articles on privacy and data security and since 2000 has co-chaired Practicing Law Institute's Annual Privacy and Data Security Law Institute. Bloomberg BNA recently published Mr. Kennedy's Privacy & Data Security Practice Portfolio Series, Cybersecurity and Privacy in Business Transactions: Managing Data Risk in Deals (March 2015).

He has been named in the Who's Who of Business Lawyers for 2012 for Internet, e-Commerce and Data Protection (for more about the standards for inclusion in Who's Who of Business Lawyers, please click here). Chambers USA ranks Mr. Kennedy nationally in their Outsourcing category (for more information about the standards for inclusion in Chambers USA, please click here.) The Best Lawyers in America has named him for his work in Information Technology Law since 2009 (for more about the standards for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, please click here). Recently he was elected to the The American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.

Mr. Kennedy received his J.D. from Columbia Law School. He was a William Rainey Harper Fellow at the University of Chicago, where he earned an M.A. in English and American Literature, and graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College.

Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Advisories

04.08.2015Implications of FCC's Record $25M Data Breach Settlement With AT&T
02.09.2015Cybersecurity Updates Newsletter, Winter 2015
02.06.2015The Anthem Breach: What Affected Group Plans Should Be Thinking About
11.07.2014California Reports 600% Increase in the Number of Individuals Affected by Data Breaches
04.08.2014Judge Green Lights FTC's Data Security Case Against Wyndham Worldwide
03.26.2014‘Kill Chain' Analysis of Target Data Breach is a Chilling Read for Corporate Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals
02.21.2014Cybersecurity Updates Newsletter, February 2014
02.11.2014Cybersecurity Legislation: Is Congress Ready?
01.28.2014Federal Contractors: Meet the New Cybersecurity Standards or Lose Your Government Book
12.09.2013Cyber Attacks: A Clear and Present Danger
11.20.2013Google Enters Into $17 Million Settlement With 37 States and the District of Columbia After Circumventing Privacy Settings in Apple Inc.'s Safari Browser
05.07.2013A Data Privacy and Security Checklist for Management
03.13.2013Connecticut Attorney General Announces $7 Million Settlement with Google for Data-Snatching Wi-Fi Drive-Bys
02.26.2013The Federal Trade Commission's ‘Device Squad' Gets Technical with HTC on Smartphone Security
02.14.2013White House Issues Cybersecurity Executive Order
02.04.2013Federal Trade Commission Issues Comprehensive Mobile Privacy Recommendations and Proposes Mobile ‘Do Not Track' Mechanism
01.31.2013Lost Backup Tape Puts Blood Bank Under the FTC's Microscope
01.11.2013The World Gone Mobile: California Attorney General Issues Roadmap to Privacy Protection in the 'Mobile Ecosystem'

Published Works

01.25.2013Reining In Mobile App Privacy PracticesLaw360

office Stamford
phone 203-363-7640
fax203-363-7676
emailjkennedy@wiggin.com
view LinkedIn profile

PRACTICE GROUPS

EDUCATION

  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • University of Chicago, M.A., 1976
  • Carleton College, B.A., 1970, Magna Cum Laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Connecticut
  • New York


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