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  • University of Turku, Master of Laws (2002) magna cum laude
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. (2004)


  • New York


  • Finnish (Fluent)
  • Swedish (Fluent)
  • German (Fluent)
  • Dutch (Intermediate)

Jarno Vanto

 Partner New York
Phone: +1 212.803.4025
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Jarno Vanto is a partner in the Privacy & Cybersecurity Group in Crowell & Moring’s New York office. With an extensive understanding of the complex international environment and cross-industry technologies, he provides a differentiated perspective to clients on privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, and corporate matters.

He partners with clients to help them achieve their business goals and provides a range of legal services, including privacy and cybersecurity compliance counseling, complex cross-border and domestic commercial agreements for clients' day-to-day business operations, intellectual property and data licensing, and other technology transfer agreements. Jarno frequently serves as counsel for foreign technology companies on the legal issues they encounter in the U.S. market, advising on their U.S. corporate presence and acts as outside general counsel. Additionally, he counsels cross-industry clients on global privacy and cybersecurity compliance programs for companies ranging from advertising to health technology to industrial machinery, as well as corporate restructuring for venture finance and IP management purposes.

Jarno has advised over 70 companies ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies on their General Data Protection Regulation compliance and hundreds of companies on compliance with the EU Data Protection Directive, the predecessor to GDPR. He provides GDPR counseling to companies that provide software-as-a-service, data-as-a-service, automotive and connected vehicle technologies, mobile applications, location-based technologies, financial services, server technologies, HR services, and health care technologies. Additionally, Jarno has received a legal certification to evaluate information technology products and services with the intent of awarding companies with the EuroPrise European Privacy Seal.

He is fluent in Finnish, Swedish, and German. He has a working knowledge of Dutch.

Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner in the New York office of another AmLaw 100 firm.

Representative Matters

  • Advised a location technology company on their GDPR and CCPA compliance.
  • Advised a field service management software company on their GDPR compliance.
  • Advised a mobile gaming company on their GDPR and CCPA compliance.
  • Advised an industrial equipment manufacturer on machine-generated data rights and licensing.
  • Advised a global vehicle manufacturer on privacy compliance and connected vehicle data rights and licensing.
  • Acted as U.S. outside general counsel for manufacturers of non-woven fabrics, paper board, and wood products. 
  • Advised a sensor technology company on data rights and licensing.
  • Advised a sensor technology company on GDPR compliance.
  • Advised a fashion online retail technology company on GDPR and CCPA compliance.
  • Advised a product data platform company on GDPR compliance.
  • Advised a Finnish indoor positioning company in its licensing deals with Yahoo! Japan and a Korean technology conglomerate.
  • Advised a medical technology company on their Asian manufacturing agreements.
  • Advised a globally operating fabric materials company on international transfers of personal data.
  • Advised a globally operating industrial conglomerate on international transfers of personal data.
  • Advised a proximity technology company on building a global privacy program.
  • Acted as U.S. outside general counsel for a manufacturer of office meeting pods and phone booths.
  • Advised a health care app provider on HIPAA compliance.
  • Advised a mobile free-to-play social casino app developer in its $4 million Series A round of financing from Korea Investment Partners.
  • Advised an international games company on international transfers of personal data.
  • Advised a communications app developer on privacy and Series Seed and Series A financing.
  • Advised tens of foreign technology companies on structuring their U.S. presence.
  • Advised a Finland-based online retailer in their acquisition of a U.S. company’s assets.
  • Advised an advertising technology company on demand and supply side data licensing agreements.
  • Advised a human resources analytics startup in entity formation and SAFE note financing.
  • Performed privacy due diligence of target companies for a European venture capital fund.
  • Represented a European venture capital fund in their seed-stage investment in a U.S. entity.
  • Advised a U.S. and Norway-based technology company in its $5 million Series A financing.
  • Advised a Korean entertainment company in its $4.5 million Series Seed investment in a Finnish company.


Admitted to practice: New York

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Apr.08.2019 Jarno J. Vanto Joins Crowell & Moring’s New York Office