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Joe  McFadden

Joe McFadden

McKinsey & Company
Associate General Counsel
Greenwood Lake, NY, USA


Joe McFadden is an Associate General Counsel at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he leads the legal team’s Data Security and Governance team and previously led the legal group’s Intellectual Property team.  Joe advises on matters related to data usage and protection, intellectual property rights, information security and incident response planning, software development, and data analytics.  Joe has developed expertise in the application of the law to emerging and evolving technologies, particularly with respect to the use of data and predictive analytics as a means to solve problems across a wide range of industries and topic areas, including cyber security, organizational development, healthcare, transportation, insurance, manufacturing, and marketing and sales.  In addition, Joe frequently advises on data usage and governance as well as technology implementation to ensure that processes and systems are designed to encourage and support compliance with regulatory, contractual, and ethical standards.  Joe works closely with colleagues across a number of disciplines, including cyber risk, information security, data privacy, and product development.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Joe worked at Jenner & Block in New York as a member of Jenner's creative content team, where he litigated cases involving the intersection of file sharing technology, social media, and copyright law.  Before joining Jenner, Joe was a litigation associate with Sullivan & Cromwell.

Out of law school, Joe clerked for the late Honorable Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Joe received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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