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Jena M. Valdetero

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Jena Valdetero handles a variety of commercial litigation and business disputes both locally and nationally before state and federal trial and appellate courts. Ms. Valdetero has represented a diverse array of clients, including mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, commercial lenders, consumer product manufacturers, healthcare companies, major retailers, and individual parties. Ms. Valdetero heads up the firm's data breach response team, with a specific focus on counseling, compliance, and litigation. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

In addition, Ms. Valdetero’s experience encompasses all aspects of litigation, including drafting and arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, preparing witnesses, handling evidentiary hearings, prosecuting and defending temporary restraining orders, and participating in trials and appeals. Ms. Valdetero’s practice includes advising and defending clients with respect to claims involving federal lending laws and regulations, including TILA, RESPA, FDCPA, FCRA, and state consumer protection claims, as well as defending clients against product liability claims, negligence claims, and wrongful death claims.


  • Author, "Lessons From Anthem: Preparing for the Breach," Antitrust Health Care Chronicle, April 2015
  • Co-Author, Data Security Breaches: Incident Preparedness and Response, Washington Legal Foundation, December 2014
  • Co-Author, "Proceed At Your Peril: Questions Abound With New State Laws Restricting Employer Access to Employees’ Personal Social Media Accounts," Social Media Law & Policy Report, June 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • "Regulatory Insights from a Corporate & Regulator Perspective," hosted by the Chicago Bar Association, Cyber Law & Data Privacy Committee, and International Association of Privacy Professionals, June 2016
  • "A Banker's Guide to Cyber Insurance and Data Security Issues," The Banking Institute - UNC School of Law, March 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Certified Information Privacy Professional, CIPP/US
  • Women In Law Empowerment Forum ("WILEF") Global Advisory Board Member

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star - Business Litigation, 2014
Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star - Business Litigation, 2013
Jena M. Valdetero is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Jena Valdetero and David Zetoony, Data Security Breach Handbook: Incident Readiness and Response (2016) - Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, May 07, 2018

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