Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. English & Political Science (2001) with Honors
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D. (2004)

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Jennie Wang VonCannon, CIPP/US

Partner
jvoncannon@crowell.com
+1.213.310.7984

Jennie VonCannon is a trial lawyer with a proven track record of success in both the courtroom and the boardroom — with extensive experience in white collar defense and cybersecurity matters. Jennie helps clients in crisis with internal investigations, law enforcement and regulatory inquiries and subpoenas, and cybersecurity and privacy incidents. Her impeccable judgment has been honed over 11 years as a federal prosecutor, the last three of which she served with distinction as the deputy chief of the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section of the National Security Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

Jennie is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, the chair and founding member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Privacy and Cybersecurity Section, and an executive committee and life member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. She has spoken at numerous industry programs on key topics such as the California Privacy Rights Act, ethical duties of technology competence, and cybersecurity.



Affiliations

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Secretary and Life Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)
  • Chair and Founding Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Privacy and Cybersecurity Section 
  • Former Board Member, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA)
  • Member, Women's White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA)


Representative Matters

  • Secured across-the-board acquittals for a doctor charged with 33 felony counts of federal health care fraud after she used her forensic analysis experience to put on a highly technical defense case.
  • On behalf of the boards of directors, investigated multiple instances of allegations of sexual assault or misconduct against the founders of high-profile companies facing intense media scrutiny.
  • Has counseled companies experiencing ransomware attacks and data breach incidents regarding incident response and privacy notifications, working seamlessly with forensic firms and liaising with law enforcement as well as providing guidance to prevent such incidents.


Speeches & Presentations

  • “How To Avoid Criminal Prosecution for a Cyber Breach” Panel ACC SoCal In-House Counsel Program (January 25, 2023). Speakers: Agustin D. Orozco and Jennie Wang VonCannon.
  • "SEC Rules on Cybersecurity," Society for Corporate Governance (December 2022). Speaker: Jennie VonCannon.
  • "Ninth Annual Legal Careers in Cybersecurity, Privacy & Information Law," ABA Science & Technology Section (November 2022). Speaker: Jennie VonCannon.
  • “Pieces of the Puzzle: Using Direct and Cross to Frame Your Narrative for Closing,” American Bar Association’s Professional Success Summit MCLE Skills Program (October 2022). Speaker: Jennie VonCannon.
  • "Ethics Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them," Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association’s Phoenix Rising MCLE Program (January 2022). Speaker: Jennie VonCannon.
  • "Security Risks in Cyber Space and Amended Rule 1.1," Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Convention (September 2021). Speaker: Jennie VonCannon.
  • "Understanding the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)," National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Data Security and Privacy Committee Webinar (April 2021). Moderator: Jennie VonCannon.
  • "The Impact of Carpenter and Facebook: What Can the Government Legally Access and How, and What Do Private Companies Have to Disclose in Response to Subpoenas?," Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Bar Association MCLE Program (December 2020). Speaker: Jennie VonCannon.
  • "The Ethical Duty of Technology Competence," Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles MCLE Program (August 2020). Speaker: Jennie VonCannon.
  • "The Impact of the 2020 U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report’s Findings on the Los Angeles Business and Legal Communities," Los Angeles County Bar Association (June 2020). Speaker: Jennie VonCannon.
  • "Cryptocurrency and Cybersecurity," U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Joint Regional Conference (June 2019). Speaker: Jennie VonCannon.
  • "Strategies for IP Protection in China," U.S. Patent and Trademark Office China IP Road Show (June 2019). Speaker: Jennie VonCannon.
  • "Cybersecurity in the Digital Age," Professional Fiduciary Association of California 24th Annual Educational Conference (May 2019). Speaker: Jennie VonCannon.
  • "The Recent Surge in U.S. Law Enforcement against Chinese Companies," Cornell Law School Alumni Association MCLE Program (April 2019). Speaker: Jennie VonCannon.


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Firm News & Announcements

October 6, 2022 Cyber Trial Lawyer and Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennie Wang VonCannon Joins Crowell & Moring