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

  • Presenter, “Cyber Threats & Basic Security: Planning for Protection & Insurance Issues,” Convocation Event, May 2018
  • Speaker, “Law Firms at Risk: The Ethical Duty to Protect Client Data in the New Breach Environment,” American Bar Association’s TIPS Section Conference, May 2018
  • Presenter, “Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity – From the Boardroom Down,” Bryn Mawr Trust Breakfast Seminar, April 2018
  • Panelist, “Data Breach Response: It’s Going to Happen, So You Had Better Be Prepared,” 12th Annual Sedona Conference Institute Program on eDiscovery, March 2018
  • Panelist, “The Three R’s of Cyber Readiness: Resilience, Risk and Response,” American Bar Association’s 26th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Midyear Conference, February 2018
  • Presenter, “Cybersecurity and the Regulatory Outlook,” Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals Webinar (click here for pdf presentation and here to register for webcast), December 2017
  • Panelist, “Cyber Threats and Basic Security: Planning for Protection and Insurance Issues,” The Resource Center for Religious Institutes’ 2017 National Conference, November 2017
  • Panelist, “Cybersecurity for Bankruptcy Practitioners,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 22nd Annual Bankruptcy Institute, October 2017
  • Panelist, “Cyber Security — What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You,” Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals 2017 Annual Conference, October 2017
  • Speaker, “Opening Remarks & Safety Briefing: Travel & Security,” Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals 2017 Conference, September 2017
  • Presenter, “Law Firm Data Security,” The Sedona Conference Working Group on Data Security and Privacy Liability Midyear Meeting, September 2017
  • Presenter, “Opinions, secrets, and security: Minimizing Employee Social Media and Cyber Risks,” Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, May 2017
  • Guest lecturer, “Cybersecurity Issues for Entrepreneurship,” The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, April 2017
  • Presenter, “Creating A Culture Of Cyber Security,” Main Line Chamber of Commerce Society of Professional Women, April 2017
  • Panelist, “Fundamentals of Cyber Insurance Coverage,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s on-demand CLE, April 2017
  • Panelist, “Beyond Breach: Everything You Need to Know About Cyber,” Insurance Society of Philadelphia’s Philly I-Day, March 2017
  • Speaker, “Cyber Risk and the New Administration,” Stradley Ronon and Willis Towers Watson Seminar, March 2017
  • Panelist, “Attorney Ethics/Social Media/Data Privacy,” Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, November 2016
  • Speaker, “Cybersecurity Workshop,” Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, October 2016
  • Panelist, “Evolving Cyber Threats,” Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals Annual Conference, October 2016
  • Panelist, “Cybersecurity Litigation Trends,” Aon Financial Services National Conference, August 2016
  • Speaker, “Cyber Risk and Nonprofits,” Client CLE, July 2016
  • Panelist, “Cybersecurity for Small to Mid-Size Law Firms,” Client CLE, July 2016
  • Speaker, “How to Protect Your Nonprofit from Cyber Attacks,” Stradley Ronon Seminar, July 2016
  • Speaker, “Cybersecurity Risks,” Association for Insurance Compliance, June 2016
  • Presenter, “E-Discovery Update,” Client CLE, June 2016
  • Presenter, “Cybersecurity Issues for Small and Midsize Law Firms,” May 2016
  • Panelist, “Technology Issues for Small and Midsized Law Firms,” Philadelphia Bar Association, April 2016
  • Presenter, “Cybersecurity and Corporate Governance,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Insurance Law for Insurance Lawyers: Legal Issues Beyond Your Office Walls, April 2016
  • Speaker, “How to Build Your Personal Brand,” Penn Law Women’s Summit, March 2016
  • Presenter, “The New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” Women in eDiscovery, February 2016
  • Panelist, “Cybersecurity: Protecting Against Data Breaches,” Client CLE, January 2016
  • Panelist, “Cyber Threats – The Compliance Implications of Not Protecting Your Customers Data,” Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals’ Regional Meeting and National Meeting, June 2015
  • Presenter, “Ethical Obligations of Counsel in the Wake of a Data Breach,” Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia/Delaware
    Valley Chapter, May 2015
  • Presenter, “Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground: The Risks Associated with Cloud Computing,” Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, October 2014
  • Presenter, “Ethics and e-Discovery: New Technologies and Issues,” University of Pennsylvania Law School, May 2014
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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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