CISSP, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, Cybersecurity and Privacy

Jake Bernstein is a partner at K&L Gates’s Seattle office and a former Washington State Assistant Attorney General. He is a member of the Technology Transactions and Sourcing practice group, and primarily services clients under the Data Protection, Privacy, and Security focus area. Jake is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional licensed by (ISC)­2.* Prior to joining the firm, Jake served as an attorney at internet, media, and technology law firms in Seattle. Through this role Jake focused his practice on cybersecurity and privacy, and provided incident response counseling and coaching, and proactively counseled clients on a wide range of cybersecurity issues including cybersecurity risk management, security architecture, vendor risk management, application security, and more.

Additionally, Jake has provided outside general counsel services to rapidly-growing, technology-focused companies. He has experience in advising executives, sales managers, and engineers on regulatory compliance under a host of state, federal, and international laws including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), NY SHIELD Act, and the European Union’s GDPR. 

*The Washington State Supreme Court does not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law and this certification is not a requirement to practice law in the state of Washington.