Hussein Jaward, CIPP/US
Hussein Jaward is an associate in the firm’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. He is accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States Private Sector, the gold standard certification for information privacy professionals. His practice is focused on counseling retailers, law firms, certified public accountants, financial services firms, educational institutions, corporations, manufacturers, mobile application developers, utilities, electric cooperatives, managed service providers, and other business entities with data privacy law compliance and regulatory investigations prior to and in the aftermath of data security incidents. Hussein also has experience in the areas of business and commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on data privacy and cybersecurity litigation, including in class action and individual lawsuits arising out of breaches of contract, torts, and violations of unfair and deceptive trade practices, data security, breach notification, biometric information privacy, and omnibus consumer privacy laws.
His practice involves handling a wide variety of data privacy and cybersecurity incidents including but not limited to business email compromises, ransomware attacks, vendor/employee negligence and misconduct, payment card merchant, processor, and network compromises, intentional and unintentional data destruction, wire fraud, and network and software security vulnerabilities. In that capacity, he works closely with computer and cyber forensic experts, security engineers, and other information technology professionals, and he has represented clients in nearly every state and U.S. territory.
He also proactively counsels business organizations on how to protect their sensitive and confidential information with pre-breach preparation, risk mitigation, and incident response planning.
Hussein also represents business organizations in appellate litigation in and outside of the data privacy and cybersecurity context.
Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins as an associate, Hussein served as a law clerk in McDonald Hopkins PLC’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group, and before that, as a law clerk at a Detroit personal injury firm where he specialized in employment and products liability litigation.
Admissions - State
- Wayne State University Law School
- University of Michigan-Dearborn
Honors and Awards
- Law school: Provost Scholarship; Romano Stancroff Endowed Scholarship; Mark Weiss Memorial Endowed Scholarship (2 years in a row); Goldberg Pitt Scholarship; Oehmke Scholarship; Marilyn J. Kelly Scholarship; and Alumni at Miller Canfield Scholarship.
- Undergraduate: Barbara T. Dempsey Memorial Scholarship; Merit Scholarship; Dr. John Dempsey Memorial Scholarship; and Sam Zehra Scholarship.
- Federal Bar Association – Eastern District of Michigan
- Detroit Bar Association
- Oakland County Bar Association
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- Attorney General-led California Consumer Privacy Act enforcement begins July 1
- First California Consumer Privacy Act-based class action litigation filed
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- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau survives constitutional challenge
- Vermont amends data breach notification statute
- Coronavirus relief funds mistakenly being direct deposited to cybercriminals
- Coronavirus outbreak does not halt CCPA enforcement
- Cyber threats construction firms should be aware of, but aren’t
- 5 data privacy and cybersecurity tips for construction firms
- In the face of cybersecurity threats, federal court orders Georgia to reform voting systems
- Efforts underway to mitigate cyber risks facing US elections
- Amid storm of cyber attacks, Louisiana governor declares state of emergency
- Texas amends data breach notification law
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission expands cybersecurity incident reporting requirements
- Texas enacts new laws bolstering cybersecurity of utilities and electric cooperatives
- Important changes coming to Massachusetts' breach notice law