Jena Valdetero is a trusted business and legal advisor to companies around the world addressing complex data privacy and security issues. Ms. Valdetero heads up the firm's data breach response team, where she helps her clients assess their cyber security risks, prepare for a data breach, and respond to security incidents. In addition, Ms. Valdetero is a certified privacy professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals, for which she is a former KnowledgeNet Co-Chair.
In addition to her data privacy and security practice, Ms. Valdetero handles complex commercial litigation and business disputes on behalf of a diverse array of clients, including mortgage lenders and servicers, commercial lenders, consumer product manufacturers, healthcare companies, major retailers, and individual parties. Ms. Valdetero defends clients facing business disputes, consumer lawsuits, and class actions. Ms. Valdetero has handled dozens of consumer class actions in the Northern District of Illinois and federal courts elsewhere, often achieving dismissal of cases before class certification. She approaches matters with an eye towards achieving the best possible resolution for the client, taking into consideration the client’s business interests, the strength of the legal defenses, and the need to discourage vexatious litigation. She prides herself on being responsive, recognizing that her role includes making sure clients are always fully apprised of what is happening in the matter as soon as it happens.