Jeremy Feigelson is Of Counsel. The founding Chair and then Co-Chair of the firm’s Data Strategy & Security practice, in 2022 he turned his focus from practice to public service interests. As a litigator and counselor he has focused on representing clients in litigations and government investigations involving the Internet and new technologies; on matters involving data privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, and the First Amendment; and on financial services matters, including acting regularly as counsel to the independent directors of two major mutual fund complexes.
Mr. Feigelson chairs the Committee on New York City Affairs of the New York City Bar Association, and previously chaired the Association’s Committee on Government Ethics. He chairs the Board of Directors of the Partnership for the Homeless; serves as a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission, and as a member of CBC’s Competitiveness Committee; and serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School. He sits on the Leadership Council of the Committee to Protect Journalists, after many years as CPJ’s pro bono outside general counsel. Prior to law school he worked in the administration of Mayor Edward I. Koch of New York City, serving in the Mayor’s Office and in the homeless shelter program.
Mr. Feigelson is recognized by Chambers USA (2021) and The Legal 500 US (2021). According to clients, he is “exceptionally strong,” “super bright and a great litigator.” He was lead counsel for Debevoise client Take-Two Interactive in Lohan v. Take-Two and Gravano v. Take-Two at the New York Court of Appeals, earning recognition from the American Lawyer for those significant right of publicity victories. Other recognitions include designation as a “Privacy MVP” by Law360, a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy “Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal, and “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property. In 2021 he was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a global honorary society of attorneys whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities.
Mr. Feigelson regularly speaks and writes on legal issues involving intellectual property, technology and privacy. He is lead editor of the Privacy Law Answer Book 2022, published by the Practising Law Institute. Other recent publications include “Getting Ready for 2023: What Companies Can Do Now to Prepare for New Privacy Laws,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement Blog (December, 2021); “Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: Crisis Avoidance and Management Strategies,” Latin Lawyer – The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management (December, 2021); “Face Forward: Strategies for Complying with Facial Recognition Laws,” NYU Law School Compliance & Enforcement Blog (November 2021); “New Privacy Legislation in the U.S.: The Patchwork Problem Grows,” Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog (July 2021); “Destruction Emerges as a Powerful Enforcement Measure for AI: FTC Requires Company to Delete Models Trained with Improperly Utilized Consumer Data,” Compliance & Enforcement (January 2021); “It’s Time to Take Credential Stuffing Seriously,” Compliance & Enforcement (October 2020); “Business Email Compromise—Who Bears the Loss?,” Bloomberg Law (July 2020); and “Cybersecurity Enforcers Wake Up to Credential Stuffing” (Bloomberg, February 2018).
Mr. Feigelson received his A.B. in Public and International Affairs magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1984. He received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School in 1991, where he was admitted to the Order of the Coif and served as Articles Editor of the Law Review. From 1991 to 1992, he served as law clerk to the Hon. Milton I. Shadur, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He joined Debevoise in 1992.