Julia Kernochan Tama focuses on helping clients comply with privacy and data security laws in their business operations. Julia advises clients in a range of industries – including financial services, information services, online and mobile ad tech, and retail – on compliance in the areas of financial privacy, marketing and advertising, consumer protection, e-commerce, children’s privacy, health privacy, and other legal and self-regulatory regimes.
In addition, she represents clients facing inquiries or enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), members and committees of Congress, state attorneys general, and other agencies, including under laws prohibiting “unfair or deceptive” business practices. Julia’s practice also includes :
Preparing privacy policies and advising on contract provisions related to privacy and data security
Performing assessments of privacy practices, including for companies responding to or carrying out due diligence in a potential acquisition
Advocating on behalf of clients concerned about the potential impact of proposed agency regulation or legislation, including by monitoring policy developments and drafting comments on rulemakings
Prior to joining Venable, Julia served as Judiciary Committee Counsel to U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), where her portfolio included privacy, data security, consumer protection, child Internet safety, and foreign intelligence surveillance issues.
Experience : Judiciary Committee Counsel, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
J.D. Yale Law School
M.P.A. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University