Richard J. Johnson

Jay Johnson is an authority on data privacy, cybersecurity, and related corporate compliance issues. Having previously tried 10 cases to verdict as a federal prosecutor, he now represents corporate clients in privacy- and cybersecurity-related investigations and litigation, advises on corporate data practices through counseling and compliance reviews, and manages incident response for clients facing data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents. Jay also co-founded and edits the Firm's bi-monthly Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Jay was an Assistant U.S. Attorney and coordinator for computer hacking and intellectual property issues in the Eastern District of Texas. In that capacity, he guided the district's preparation for and response to cyber and IP crime, and he counseled prosecutors on collecting electronic evidence. Jay led federal investigations involving identity theft, white collar fraud, and other crimes, and he traveled to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Croatia to train local law enforcement on investigation techniques. He also represented the United States in federal jury trials, receiving the Justice Department's Director's Award for Superior Performance as lead trial counsel in the prosecution of a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme. [1]