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Jennifer Lee is an associate in the Orange County office of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP. She is a member of the firm's Financial Services and Securities, Data Security, Privacy & Technology, and Labor and Employment practice groups.

Ms. Lee's financial services and securities practice involves representing broker-dealers and registered investment advisory firms in civil actions in state and federal court and in arbitration matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Ms. Lee has a comprehensive data security and privacy practice that spans from compliance to litigation defense. She advises companies on compliance with state and federal cybersecurity and privacy regulations. In the aftermath of data breach, ransomware, or other cybersecurity incident, she acts as incident response counsel to coordinate computer forensic analysis and assist companies in determining and fulfilling their obligations under the applicable notification statutes. Finally, Ms. Lee defends companies in data breach and privacy-related litigation matters.

Ms. Lee's labor and employment practice involves defending federal and state wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation claims.

Prior to joining Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, Ms. Lee was an associate at a nationally-recognized plaintiff's class action firm, where she litigated privacy, technology, and consumer protection matters, often involving issues of first impression. Her experience on the plaintiff's-side includes litigating claims for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Michigan's Video Rental Privacy Act, Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act, California's Unfair Competition Law, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Ms. Lee received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and Media Studies and minored in French Literature. Ms. Lee then received her Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law. While at Northwestern Law, Ms. Lee was on the Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property and wrote a Note that explored the proper classification of Bitcoin as either fiat currency or a security and proposed potential frameworks for its regulation. Ms. Lee also served as a Notes & Comments Editor for the Journal and as the Firm Liaison & Communications Chair for the Arts and Entertainment Law Society. In addition, Ms. Lee was a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and OUTLAW, Northwestern Law's LGBTQA student organization.

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