Jamilia Grier

Founder & CEO of ByteBao

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Jamilia Grier is a pioneer and thought leader in protecting innovation while maintaining legal compliance. Within the blockchain industry she has represented several well-known NFT collections, cryptocurrency projects and exchanges, and DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) around the world.

In her data privacy practice, she has handled several high-profile data breach investigations and cyber-attacks of every type and size for companies in every industry ranging from start-ups to global multi-billion dollar public companies. While based in China and Singapore, Ms. Grier has handled some of the highest-profile and sensitive regulatory matters involving nation states, organized crime, insiders and other threat actors, including the negotiation of ransom/ransomware, insider threats and theft of computer/electronic data of all types.

As an executive legal leader in-house, she has defended companies in hundreds of privacy- related government investigations and enforcement actions brought by international and U.S. regulators, including state attorneys’ general, the SEC Cybersecurity Division, European regulators among others, as well as defended public and private companies in class action litigation arising from those data breaches

Representative Matters:

  • Advised and successfully defended high-profile NFT collection on intellectual property claims in Canada and the U.S.
  • Advised Marriott International in one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history, serving as the main point of contact between the company and the Chinese government.
  • Advised and led a team of operations professionals at Standard Chartered Bank in data compliance and data governance program development, implementation, and resourcing. Provided training to over 10,000 bank employees on Group data breach protocols.
  • Advised and managed a team of compliance professionals at Raytheon Technologies in the development of a globally implemented compliance program covering trade compliance, ethics, anti- fraud and data privacy. Served as primary point of contact for the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) and Singapore Customs (ICA) governmental authorities.

Practice Areas: Regulatory Compliance, Data Privacy, Investigations, Audits, U.S. FCPA, Trade Compliance, International Business Transactions, U.S. Financial Regulatory Compliance (Securities and Exchange Commission)

Industries Served: Blockchain and Technology, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Banking & Financial Services, Hospitality,

Admissions: Connecticut, New York

Education: Southern CT State University, B.A. Economics; American University, MA. International Economics; University of Connecticut School of Law Juris Doctorate (J.D.)