Aaron Charfoos is an accomplished privacy and data protection trial lawyer focusing on incident response, privacy litigation, and European data privacy compliance (General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] and cross-border data transfers). He is also a certified information privacy professional for the U.S. Sector (CIPP/US).
Aaron litigated his first privacy case in 2010, building on a decade of experience in patent and technology cases. He is particularly focused on helping clients address the new privacy landscape in Europe by putting into place contractual, compliance, and educational programs that comply with U.S. and EU regulations. He works with clients in a range of industries, including computer science, telecommunications, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, financial services, genetics, biotechnology, medical devices, and technology outsourcing.
Aaron secured many victories for clients during his years as an intellectual property litigator. Prior to joining Jones Day he obtained two major trial victories for clients in 2012, including one of the top defense verdicts in California that year. He also has won numerous appeals before the Federal Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and Indiana Court of Appeals. In addition to leading litigation and appellate teams, Aaron counsels clients on intellectual property portfolio valuation and technological development and patent prosecution strategy along with privacy and data protection matters.
Aaron is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Chicago KnowledgeNet Chapter. He also maintains a strong commitment to pro bono activities representing small intellectual property owners and local animal welfare organizations.