Hussein Jaward is an associate in the firm’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group.  His practice is primarily focused on counseling retailers, law firms, certified public accountants, financial services firms, educational institutions, corporations, manufacturers, mobile application developers, utilities, electric cooperatives,  managed service providers, and other business entities with data privacy law compliance and regulatory investigations prior to and in the aftermath of data security incidents. His practice involves handling a wide variety of data privacy and cybersecurity incidents including but not limited to business email compromises, ransomware attacks, vendor/employee negligence and misconduct, payment card merchant, processor, and network compromises, intentional and unintentional data destruction, wire fraud, and network and software security vulnerabilities. In that capacity, he works closely with computer and cyber forensic experts, security engineers, and other information technology professionals, and he has represented clients in nearly every state and U.S. territory.

Hussein also has experience in the areas of business and commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on data privacy and cybersecurity litigation, including in class action and individual lawsuits arising out of breaches of contract, torts, and violations of unfair and deceptive trade practices, data security, breach notification, biometric information privacy, and omnibus consumer privacy laws. 

He also proactively counsels business organizations on how to protect their sensitive and confidential information with pre-breach preparation, risk mitigation, and incident response planning. 

He is accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States Private Sector, the gold standard certification for information privacy professionals.

Hussein also serves as general counsel to business clients, advising on corporate organization matters, employment and commercial disputes, contracting and transactional issues, and day-to-day operational challenges.

Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins as an associate, Hussein served as a law clerk in McDonald Hopkins PLC’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group.

Honors & Recognition

Law school: Provost Scholarship; Romano Stancroff Endowed Scholarship; Mark Weiss Memorial Endowed Scholarship (2 years in a row); Goldberg Pitt Scholarship; Oehmke Scholarship; Marilyn J. Kelly Scholarship; and Alumni at Miller Canfield Scholarship.  

Undergraduate: Barbara T. Dempsey Memorial Scholarship; Merit Scholarship; Dr. John Dempsey Memorial Scholarship; and Sam Zehra Scholarship.



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