Jana M. Landon

Co-Chair, Data Breach Response and Cyber Insurance Teams


Jana Landon


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Jana Landon co-chairs Stradley’s Data Breach Response and Cyber Insurance teams. Her practice focuses on advising organizations of all sizes in multiple industry sectors on data breach response, data security and data management issues. Jana also provides regulatory compliance services and assists clients in policy/procedure preparation, tailored by the client’s specific risks and governing laws.

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Representative Matters

  • acted as data breach counsel for nonprofit organization after credit card data was hacked at vendor, handling all aspects of representation including reporting to agencies, credit monitoring setup, and customer notification 
  • advised clients on privacy issues involving EU retail websites
  • advised clients on best practices for use of e-signatures
  • represented investment advisers in several SEC investigations and information requests
  • crafted a HIPAA-compliant information governance policy for a multinational company, incorporating international data standards
  • obtained a significant decision from a federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissing a “bad faith” claim brought by insureds
  • represented insurers in Hurricane Sandy property owner actions in the Eastern District of New York and the District of New Jersey, which included coordinating e-data for all pending matters
  • acted as a forensic expert in a restrictive covenant action involving sensitive sales data
  • acted as in-house counsel for a major financial services provider and handled issues related to its life and disability insurance practice
  • spearheaded a large-scale investigation for an international financial services client, provided closure of customer claims and coordinated and resolved all related federal government enforcement actions

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Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Carleton College

  • American Bar Association
  • ABA TIPS, Vice-Chair, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy General Committee
  • Board of Trustees & Executive Board, The Center for Literacy
  • Law Firm Data Security Drafting Team, Sedona Conference
  • Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Stradley Ronon Technology Committee


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Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Law Firms at Risk: The Ethical Duty to Protect Client Data in the New Breach Environment,” American Bar Association’s TIPS Section Conference
  • Presenter, “Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity – From the Boardroom Down,” Bryn Mawr Trust Breakfast Seminar
  • Panelist, “Data Breach Response: It’s Going to Happen, So You Had Better Be Prepared,” 12th Annual Sedona Conference Institute Program on eDiscovery
  • Panelist, “The Three R’s of Cyber Readiness: Resilience, Risk and Response,” American Bar Association’s 26th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Midyear Conference
  • Presenter, “Cybersecurity and the Regulatory Outlook,” Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals Webinar (click here for pdf presentation and here to register for webcast)
  • Panelist, “Cyber Threats and Basic Security: Planning for Protection and Insurance Issues,” The Resource Center for Religious Institutes' 2017 National Conference
  • Panelist, “Cybersecurity for Bankruptcy Practitioners,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 22nd Annual Bankruptcy Institute
  • Panelist, “Cyber Security — What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You,” Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals 2017 Annual Conference
  • Speaker, “Opening Remarks & Safety Briefing: Travel & Security,” Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals 2017 Conference
  • Presenter, “Law Firm Data Security,” The Sedona Conference Working Group on Data Security and Privacy Liability Midyear Meeting
  • Presenter, “Opinions, secrets, and security: Minimizing Employee Social Media and Cyber Risks,” Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey
  • Guest lecturer, “Cybersecurity Issues for Entrepreneurship,” The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Presenter, “Creating A Culture Of Cyber Security,” Main Line Chamber of Commerce Society of Professional Women
  • Panelist, “Fundamentals of Cyber Insurance Coverage,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s on-demand CLE
  • Panelist, “Beyond Breach: Everything You Need to Know About Cyber,” Insurance Society of Philadelphia's Philly I-Day
  • Speaker, “Cyber Risk and the New Administration,” Stradley Ronon and Willis Towers Watson Seminar
  • Panelist, “Cybersecurity Litigation Trends,” Aon Financial Services National Conference
  • Panelist, “Attorney Ethics/Social Media/Data Privacy,” Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference
  • Speaker, “Cyber Risk and Nonprofits,” Client CLE
  • Panelist, “Cybersecurity for Small to Mid-Size Law Firms,” Client CLE
  • Panelist, “Evolving Cyber Threats,” Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals Annual Conference
  • Speaker, “How to Protect Your Nonprofit from Cyber Attacks,” Stradley Ronon Seminar
  • Speaker, “Cybersecurity Risks,” Association for Insurance Compliance
  • Panelist, “Technology Issues for Small and Midsized Law Firms,” Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Presenter, “Cybersecurity and Corporate Governance,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Insurance Law for Insurance Lawyers: Legal Issues Beyond Your Office Walls
  • Speaker, “How to Build Your Professional Brand,” Penn Law Women's Summit
  • Panelist, “Cybersecurity: Protecting Against Data Breaches,” Client CLE
  • Panelist, “Evolving Cyber Threats,” Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals
  • Presenter, “Cybersecurity Issues for Small and Midsize Law Firms”
  • Panelist, “Cyber Threats – The Compliance Implications of Not Protecting Your Customers Data,” Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals’ Regional Meeting and National Meeting
  • Presenter, “The New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” Women in eDiscovery
  • Presenter, “Ethical Obligations of Counsel in the Wake of a Data Breach,” Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter
  • Presenter, “Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground: The Risks Associated with Cloud Computing,” Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • Presenter, “Ethics and e-Discovery: New Technologies and Issues,” University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Presenter, “E-Discovery Update,” Client CLE
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  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • Recipient of First Judicial District’s pro bono award
  • Managing Editor and Founding Member, Journal of Constitutional Law
  • University of Pennsylvania Public Service Award
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In The Community

Jana is a Trustee and on the Executive Board for the Center for Literacy. She is also an active member of Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
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