Elected Member

John B. Kennedy

Old Saybrook, CT
Carleton College
Columbia Law School

John Kennedy is a partner in Wiggin and Dana's Corporate Department and a member of the Information Technology and Outsourcing, and Privacy and Information Security Groups. His area of focus is on transactions and counseling in the law of information technology, data privacy and security, intellectual property and e-commerce.

His transactional practice includes outsourcing, software development and licensing, e-commerce transactions, technology transfer and intellectual property-intensive M&A, divestitures, joint ventures and re-structurings. His clients have included Fortune 500 as well as emerging companies in the financial services, technology, communications, media, energy and consumer products sectors.

Mr. Kennedy has represented clients in connection with risk and compliance assessments of data privacy policies and practices, data breach preparedness and response, regulatory investigations of data practices, behavioral advertising campaigns and 'privacy by design ' analyses of products and services in social media and mobile e-commerce, corporate information governance programs, international data transfers and compliance with U.S. state and federal data privacy and information security laws.

He is the author of numerous articles on privacy and data security and since 2000 has co-chaired the Practising Law Institute 's Annual Privacy and Data Security Law Institute. Mr. Kennedy is also an Adjunct Professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he teaches information privacy law.

EDUCATION: Carleton College, B.A.; University of Chicago, M.A.; Columbia Law School, J.D.  

Areas of Expertise
Internet Law (Science & Technology)
Intellectual Property
Information Systems (Science & Technology)
Computers & Software (Science & Technology)
Cyber Law (Science & Technology)
Licensing Agreements (Intellectual Property)
Electronic Commerce (Commercial Law)
Privacy Law (Constitutional Law)