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Ashley S. A. Jackson Senior Attorney

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • California
  • Massachusetts

Education

Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2011

University of Southern California, B.S., 2008

Certifications

IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/Canada, CIPP/E, CIPM)

Ashley Jackson is a senior attorney in Dykema’s Privacy and Data Security group. Ms. Jackson is an International Association of Privacy Professionals certified information privacy professional who advises domestic and international clients on issues of breach response, litigation, employee training, risk assessment and management, policies and procedures, table top exercises, data privacy and protection due diligence during corporate transactions, and data protection clause review for contract negotiations.  She also assists clients with compliance and breach response issues arising under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standards. Ms. Jackson is proficient in both U.S. and international privacy laws, including the newly passed California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA).

In addition to her data security and privacy work, Ms. Jackson represents a wide array of financial services companies in state and federal litigation including class actions. Ashley regularly defends financial services providers against individual and class claims brought pursuant to RESPA, TILA, FCRA, FDCPA, and TCPA and arising out of data protection issues. Additionally, she defends mortgage lenders, servicers, and other financial services providers against borrower complaints alleging violations of state statutes, wrongful foreclosures, and debt collection statutes.

Experience

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Susan E. Cox, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2014
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Rita M. Novak, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, Illinois, 2012-2014
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Allen S. Goldberg, Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division, Illinois, 2011-2012

Memberships & Involvement

  • The Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Insurance Coverage Committee, Vice Chair
  • Black Women Lawyers Association of Chicago, Scholarship Fund Board, Chair
  • Literature for All of Us, Action Council, Member
  • University of Southern California, Chicago Alumni Club, Executive Board, Member
  • GRACE Mentoring Program, Co-Chair
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Recognized in Illinois Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for Business Litigation, 2019
  • Chicago Bar Association Leadership Institute, selected as part of the inaugural class