Press Release

Jessica Neufeld Receives Global Standard Certification for Privacy Law

Feb 3, 2017

Jessica Neufeld, an associate in the Munsch Hardt Austin office, recently earned the designation of Certified Information Privacy Professional for U.S. privacy law (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

The CIPP is the global standard in privacy certification. Developed and launched by the IAPP with leading subject matter experts, CIPP is the world’s first broad-based global privacy and data protection credentialing program. The CIPP/US demonstrates a strong foundation in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations and understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the U.S., the EU and other jurisdictions.

“Munsch Hardt congratulates Jessie on reaching this milestone in her legal career,” commented Phil Appenzeller, CEO of Munsch Hardt. “This certification reflects her knowledge of the growing privacy data protection industry, and she will undoubtedly play an instrumental role in helping the firm build a sophisticated cyber security practice.”

Neufeld, who joined the firm in January 2012, is a member of the Litigation Section. She advises companies and organizations on legal compliance, negotiates contracts and helps clients prevent and prepare for the impacts of security breaches and cyber-attacks. Neufeld also maintains an active construction practice through which she represents owner, developer, contractor, subcontractor and supplier clients in the transactional and dispute resolution aspects of the law for that industry.

Neufeld received her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and her B.A. from Pomona College. She is a member of The Sedona Conference – Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production as well as Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability. She also serves on the board of Virtual Builders, and MAMAs (Mother Attorney Mentoring Association) Austin.