Managing Partner, Senior Global Data Protection and Privacy SME, Solicitor England & Wales and US Attorney (MA), Cross-Border Compliance and Governance Specialist
Dual-qualified UK Solicitor and US Attorney with in-depth expertise in best practice and assessing risks, costs, advantages, and penalties, direct and indirect, of compliance cross-jurisdictionally.
Senior advisor with respect to varying jurisdictions' data protection and privacy laws and ensuring enterprise-wide compliance.
Managing stakeholder trainings at all levels, promulgating compliant documentation and procedures, conducting periodic audits of data protection measures and identifying actions necessary for remediation and operationalisation, providing appropriate advice and interpretation of the provisions of data protection laws as they impact client activities and/or specific functions across service lines and business units, dealing with subject access requests, security incident assessments, remediation and breach notifications, escalations, privacy impact assessments, reviewing and advising on data protection terms in supply contracts and terms of engagement, and forward planning against regulatory risk.
Developing and delivering commercially sound, efficient compliance solutions for a broad range of clients, including governmental, corporates, healthcare providers, tech companies, insurance, banking, and investment advisors.
Tulane School of Law (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) J.D., 1994
International Law Concentration - Dean’s Fellow, Ministry of Justice (Paris)
Columbia University (New York, NY) B.A., 1990
Political Science and English - Dean’s List, Women’s Studies Grant (Amsterdam)
London School of Economics and Political Science (London) S.Y.A., 1988 - 1989
Government Studies - High Honours
Senior Advisor and Barrister
Senior Advisor and Barrister
John has extensive experience working in corporate finance and complex global contracts, including leading financial investigations and advising as both a lawyer and a banker. Counsel on acquisitional transactions in a range of jurisdictions including Asia, UK, Europe, and America. John advises company boards and public bodies in legal and litigation, strategy, public policy, regulatory compliance, and government relations. John acted as general counsel for a listed co in Singapore and as a Barrister has had exposure to a wide range of industries and legislation, including contracts law, commerce, civil fraud, sanctions, competition law/anti-trust, banking, shipping, chancery, tort, criminal fraud, extradition, defamation, human rights, rights of indigenous people and employment law. John has held key roles counselling on fraud and financial irregularity investigations.
John has been published on the topics of UK and European anti-trust law, and is quoted and widely referenced in evidence in English and Welsh Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Senior Solicitor and Advisor
Senior Solicitor, Global Data Protection / Data Privacy Advisor and GDPR SME
Extensive experience managing complex IT digital integration and management consultancy procurement, GDPR compliance, and sales projects, in sectors including regulated telecommunications, medical/healthcare, insurance, financial technology, fiduciary, investment, consultancies, and fund administration environments.
Legal support for companies going though rapid growth via the use of emerging technologies. High level GDPR and data privacy/protection advisory roles, successful roll-outs of global GDPR compliance at Bupa, Maitland, and recently BT plc. High level involvement in cyber security, big data, and digital offerings to help create compliant sales pipelines for clients.
Advising and training boards and executive-level staff regarding business critical legal and risk management issues, in particular contractual and operations compliance with IT and cybersecurity rules, laws, and regulations, data protection awareness, and due diligence and governance required under the GDPR.
Law Society of England and Wales, Solicitor, London Metropolitan University, Law LLB (Hons), London
IT, Cyber security, and Compliance Operationalisation Senior SME
Domestic and international leadership in IT Operations, Technology Development, GDPR compliant IT Roll-Outs, Disaster Recovery and Strategic Project Planning for start-ups, SMEs, and large blue-chip organisations in Finance, Telecoms, Manufacturing, Retail, Healthcare, and e-commerce.
Expertise in IT infrastructure, Transmission CMDB (Risk, Change, Release, Configuration, Problem Management, GDPR compliance/operationalisation), and applications migration/deployment. Extensive background in network design and software development, especially with respect to dedicated database structures, IT Contract Law, implementing legislation and mandated cross-border compliance, IT execution on GDPR requirements, data protection/personal data and firewall security processes and procedures, including hardware/software procurement, outsourcing, 3rd party management, incident response, escalation protocol.
Over twenty years of project and people management and IS service/readiness experience with major global/international enterprises. Outstanding track record in managing teams of IT professionals delivering complex solutions, Transitions, Mergers, and large Implantations to business processes. Excellent leadership and team-building skills with a flexible, hands-on, positive results-orientated approach with clients large and small. Newbury College, IT Business Studies BA.
Senior management positions at IBM, Hewlett Packard and Cisco, an expert in Cyber Security, global business, and cross-border operations. Based in London, Lisbon, and Zürich.
Helping organisations drive operational costs down through off-shoring and outsourcing, with business development, and contract management. Good understanding of cultural integration, and the processes required to deliver a successful project.
Wide experience in Software Licensing, off-shore ability ratios, governance, contract negotiation, and innovative pricing models, including revenue sharing.
Extensive market sector experience including but not limited to, Biotech / Pharma, Banking, Telecom operators and OEM's, high technology manufacturing, Retail, Independent Software Vendors (ISV's), Automotive, Energy, and Utilities, with an in-depth understanding of major players in a broad range of industries.