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Kent Jordan is an associate in King & Spalding's Government Matters Practice Group and is a member of the Data Privacy & Security team in Atlanta.  Kent's practice focuses on data forensics investigations related to cybersecurity and data breach incidents.  Kent also regularly represents clients in complex litigation matters involving technology and data security issues.

Kent assists clients on issues arising from cybersecurity incidents. His practice includes both a proactive and reactive component.  Kent regularly counsels clients on how best to prepare themselves for the eventuality of a cyber security incident; partnering with them to develop mature incident response plans and legal playbooks, while also helping facilitate table top exercises to assess their cyber incident preparedness. For clients who find themselves the victim of a data breach,  Kent’s practice includes all aspects of incident response, from helping facilitate digital forensic investigations related to root cause, containment, and remediation to advising on data breach notifications and interfacing with law enforcement.  In addition to his data privacy and security practice, Kent also represents clients involved in intellectual property disputes, including claims of patent infringement and false advertising..

Prior to attending law school, Kent earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from Mississippi State University and spent 20 years in the telecommunications industry as a computer and network engineer for Nortel Networks and Ericsson, where his work focused primarily on wireless technologies and network protocols.  Kent's background gives him a unique understanding of the technological and legal issues clients face when dealing with a cybersecurity or data breach incident.

Kent earned his J.D. from Southern Methodist University, cum laude and served as an editor on the Science and Technology Law Review.  While in law school, Kent externed for the Honorable Amos Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas.

Kent is actively involved in the Georgia arts and legal communities.  He serves on the Board of Directors for Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, which provides pro bono legal services for local artists and inventors.  Kent also sits on the Georgia Bar Association's patent committee.

Publications

  • “Review of 2011 Game Litigation and Cases”, with Robert Wilkinson, SMU Science and Technology Law Review, Spring Edition, 2012

Recognition

  • Finalist, Donald C. McCleary-Gardere Leadership Scholarship
     
  • Finalist, Best Case Note: “Mind over Merit: CyberSource v. Retail Decisions and the Mental Process Test”
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Credentials

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, cum laude

B.S. Computer Engineering, Mississippi State University

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Intern, Amos Mazzant, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

AIPLA

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

Georgia Bar Association, patent committee

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Director

Credentials

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, cum laude

B.S. Computer Engineering, Mississippi State University

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Intern, Amos Mazzant, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

AIPLA

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

Georgia Bar Association, patent committee

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Director