Jason M. Crow, CIPP/US

Jason M. Crow is a member of the firm, Chair of Miller Johnson’s Privacy & Technology Transactions practice group, and a member of the White Collar practice group.

Mr. Crow has experience advising clients on compliance with a variety of privacy and cybersecurity laws governing private and government organizations, including state privacy and data breach notification laws. Mr. Crow is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) since 2016 who has advised clients on important organization initiatives such as information security policies and procedures, data collection practices, website privacy policies and terms of use, advertising and email/text message marketing, data retention and destruction, and others. His team is approved counsel for major insurance carriers on data breach matters.

Levering his experience in resolving complex disputes in state and federal courts, Mr. Crow also advises companies at all stages of growth on a broad range of technology-focused agreements, including SAAS, ERP, and MSA Agreements, Data Protection and Sharing Agreements, IT equipment and services agreements, and Website and Software application development agreements. He supports the corporate and M&A teams on deals that involve privacy, data security, and technology issues.

Representative Technology Transactions & Privacy Matters

  • Advised international logistics software company regarding enterprise template SaaS Agreement for cloud-based and on-premise solutions.
  • Drafted enterprise template MSA Agreement for use by an MSSP in providing cybersecurity solutions.
  • Negotiated IT and outsourcing transactions with Tier 1 vendors.
  • Advised ERP software systems agreements and implementation for various manufacturing companies.
  • Drafted Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Disclosures for various companies’ website and mobile apps.
  • Provided M&A due diligence support for technology, privacy, and cybersecurity matters for multi-state home healthcare company;
  • Advised a government entity in a major data breach response investigation and mitigation effort that involved a parallel criminal investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI.
  • Advised various organizations on all aspects of data breach preparation, including implementing cyber-liability risk mitigation strategies and developing internal privacy law compliance programs.
  • Drafted and negotiated data security and privacy provisions in commercial agreements for entities in various industries.

Mr. Crow also represents clients in a variety of matters in state and federal court, with a focus on complex civil litigation and government investigations. He has experience representing corporations and individuals in government investigations of potential violations of fraud and abuse laws governing participation in state and federal health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

Representative Litigation Matters

  • Represented a major U.S. healthcare provider in connection with a several-year investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Department of Justice regarding alleged kickbacks to patient referral sources and false claims for reimbursement, along with parallel civil qui tam action under the False Claims Act.
  • Represented former Chief Investment Officer of a national investment advisor in connection with an SEC investigation that resulted in complete exoneration after a three-week hearing.
  • Represented a corporation and its President in an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division into allegations of bid rigging.

Professional Affiliations, Activities and Honors

  • Crow has been named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in White Collar Criminal Defense.
  • Crow held internship positions at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts for the Honorable Leo T. Sorokin, and at Harvard Law School’s Digital Media Law Project
  • Crow is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the International Association for Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He is admitted to practice in Michigan and Massachusetts in both state and federal courts.

Articles and Presentations

  • Crow has conducted a number of seminars and trainings over the years on privacy and cybersecurity issues facing his clients for organizations like the Grand Rapids Community Foundation and the West Michigan Cybersecurity Consortium.
  • Crow was quoted extensively regarding Privacy & Cybersecurity issues facing law firms in the headline article titled “ABA opinion updates methods for secure client communications” in the June 5, 2017 issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
  • In March of 2016, he conducted a webinar on “HIPAA Data Breaches: How to Prevent, Prepare For and Respond.”
  • Crow presented on “Managing Risks While Leveraging Cloud Technology” at a national Product Liability Product Safety Conference in October 2015.

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2010.  Notes Editor, Boston College Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, Grand Valley State University, 2001
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional – United States (CIPP/US)