Southern California Legal community leader brings extensive white collar and cybersecurity experience
LOS ANGELES, October 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cannon’s Jennie Wang has joined Crowell & Moring, expanding the firm’s services to clients in commercial and legal defense matters, investigations, cyber and data protection incidents, and commercial civil litigation.
VonCannon joins the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement and Privacy & Cybersecurity groups as a partner los Angeles. She is a leader in los Angeles Legal community who serves as Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Division and on the Executive Committee of the Women Lawyers Association of los Angeles. VonCannon is also a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and a past board member of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association.
In late 2021, VonCannon played a key role in a trial team that obtained a full acquittal for a physician indicted by the US Attorney for the Central District California with 33 counts of healthcare fraud stemming from an alleged scheme linked to his employment at a bariatric surgery company. She is also an experienced commercial and complex commercial litigator who has led internal investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct on behalf of corporations and advised clients on cybersecurity issues – including ransomware attacks and insider cyber threats.
Prior to her position as Secretary of Defense, VonCannon served more than a decade as a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Washington California. During her tenure there, she was appointed deputy chief of the Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Unit of the National Security Division and served on the Electronic Crime Task Force. VonCannon also oversaw a team of computer hacking and intellectual property prosecutors. Her investigative, prosecuting and supervisory record included cybercrimes, as well as matters related to trade secret theft, hacking, cyberstalking, copyright infringement and counterfeit goods. In 2015, she assisted the FBI’s command post in responding to the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
“Jennie is a highly qualified trial and investigative attorney with extensive experience in litigation in both federal and state courts,” she said Rebecca Monck RiciglianoCo-Chair of Crowell’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, noting VonCannon joining less than a year later Augustine Orozcoa former senior federal corruption prosecutor in the Central District of California, entered the office. “Jennie expands our bank of West Coast commercial attorneys who can advise clients facing increased regulatory enforcement and a rise in federal investigations, and we look forward to welcoming her to Crowell.”
“In addition to her undeniable talents as a litigator, Jennie strengthens our skills at the intersection of privacy, cybersecurity and law enforcement,” she said Jeffrey Poston, Co-Chair of Crowell’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Group. “She brings considerable wealth and hands-on experience in prosecuting and addressing complex cyber matters. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional, she is qualified to advise clients on privacy policies and procedures, an area of law that more clients are becoming concerned about.”
VonCannon received both her law and bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to being a Certified Information Privacy Professional, she is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
“I was initially drawn to Crowell’s dynamic platform in both the office and cyber space, but was truly drawn to his outstanding collegial culture,” said VonCannon. “I am thrilled to be expanding my practice at a company that has so much to offer my clients.”
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