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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 data privacy and cybersecurity incidents, including advising clients on breach notification laws, interfacing with government investigative units, and conducting forensic investigations related to root cause, containment, and remediation efforts.  Kent also regularly represents clients involved in intellectual property disputes, including patent infringement and false advertising claims.

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 earled 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, 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

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

AIPLA

Georgia Bar Association, patent committee

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Director

Credentials

J.D., Southern Methodist University, 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

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

AIPLA

Georgia Bar Association, patent committee

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Director