Jeewon Kim Serrato is counsel and Head of the Privacy & Data Protection Group.
She advises companies on privacy, cybersecurity, data protection and crisis management issues. She has extensive experience in developing and structuring comprehensive data and trade secrets protection programs, implementing and testing information security controls, and helping companies mitigate cyber risks and handle data breaches.
Before joining Shearman & Sterling, Jeewon was Chief Privacy Officer of Fannie Mae, where she led the organization’s privacy risk assessments, reviewed its operations from a privacy and cybersecurity perspective, and handled data security incidents. She also currently serves on the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee Technology Subcommittee.
Jeewon began her career working on issues relating to counterterrorism, the use of data by law enforcement and intelligence agencies and the balance between privacy and security. Upon graduation from law school, she served for two years as legislative counsel to members of the U.S. House of Representatives, during which she managed a portfolio including the reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act, the use of the National Security Letters and wireless surveillance, Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act and other homeland security-related bills, and crisis management issues including pandemic flu preparedness. She continued to provide advice relating to homeland security and public safety issues at a Washington, D.C. law firm, where she served as lead counsel to a major telecom carrier in over 90 mediations with public safety agencies nationwide to improve wire and radio interoperability for first responders, which was a top priority of the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.
Jeewon continued to work on technology projects that have an impact on data and consumer privacy by next serving as the top-level executive in charge of privacy at RELX Group (formerly Reed Elsevier) where she oversaw the development and implementation of privacy policies for over 500 e-commerce and mobile products globally. She also served briefly in a senior position at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and as counsel in Debevoise & Plimpton’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice.
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