Jane E. Brown

Counsel to the Firm | Seattle | 206.223.7126 |

Areas of Practice

Jane Brown focuses her practice on both transactional matters and civil litigation. As former in-house counsel, she is skilled in focusing and quickly assessing the circumstances, alerting clients to potential revenue streams and liabilities, and working toward cost-effective resolutions. Jane’s litigation experience includes representation of clients in highly regulated industries. She assists clients with the development and maintenance of privacy policies, drafting provisions to protect privacy, and complying with state, federal and international regulations regarding cybersecurity and data breach response.

Professional Experience

  • The Law Office of Jane E. Brown, Attorney (2008-2014)
  • Pillar Income Asset Management, Inc., f/k/a Prime Income Asset Management, Inc., Attorney (2007-2008)
  • Madden & Sewell, LLP, Attorney (2003-2007)
  • Gardere & Wynne, Associate Attorney and Summer Associate (1998-2000)

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Academics and Accreditations

  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1995-1998)
    • Recipient of Oscar W. Baker, Sr. Academic Scholarship
    • Advanced Legal Advocacy Clinic
  • Yale University (B.A., Philosophy/Psychology, 1987-1991)
    • Minority Recruiter
    • Center for Cross-Cultural Study, Seville, Spain
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Canada Practice
  • Cannabis
  • Diversity Committee
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security


  • “Oregon’s amendment of the Unlawful Trade Practices Act Makes Privacy Policies and Consumer Contracts Required Reading.” Lane Powell’s Beyond IP Law blog (June 7, 2017)
  • “Breadcrumbs to Our Demise.” Lane Powell’s Beyond IP Law blog (May 25, 2017)
  • “President Trump Signs Executive Order Holding Agency Directors Accountable for Cybersecurity,” Lane Powell’s Beyond IP Law blog (May 16, 2017)
  • “The Two Faces of Hacking: Data Scientists are Doing Bad to Do Good.” Lane Powell’s Beyond IP Law blog (March 17, 2017)
  • “Unicorns are Real, Indecision May Possibly Be Your Best Option at Some Point and, Virginia, You Can Trust Big Brother,” Beyond IP Law blog (December 14, 2016)
  • “Small Companies and Those Not Certified Under the Safe Harbor Face Hidden Costs in the EU/US Privacy Shield Certification Process,” Beyond IP Law blog (October 12, 2016)
  • “In re Nickelodeon Consumer Privacy Litigation: An IP Address Is Not Always Personally Identifiable Information,” Beyond IP Law blog (July 29, 2016)
  • “Reputation Matters: Don’t Lose Opportunities Due to Inaccurate Personal Data,” Lane Powell’s Beyond IP Law blog (June 23, 2016)
  • “Safe or Good? We All Have Choices to Make,” Lane Powell’s Beyond IP Law blog (May 23, 2016)
  • “An Addendum to the Scariest Hack So Far,” Lane Powell’s Beyond IP Law blog (May 19, 2016)
  • “The Scariest Hack So Far,” Lane Powell’s Beyond IP Law blog (May 5, 2016)
  • “Expectations of Privacy: Location Matters,” Lane Powell’s Beyond IP Law blog (April 25, 2016)
  • “Commercially Reasonable Security Procedures for Wire Transfers May Avoid Fraud Risk,” Community Banker magazine (Spring 2015)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Social Media and Early Career Professional Committees: Professional Social Media Use,” American Psychology-Law Society’s (AP-LS) 2017 Annual Conference, Co-presenter (March 18, 2017)
  • “Birds of a Feather,” Moderator of Discussion of Current and Compelling Privacy Issues in Government, Start With Privacy Conference hosted by UW School of Law (February 3, 2017)
  • “Trending Topics in Cybersecurity and Privacy,” In-house CLE, Presenter (October 24, 2016)
  • “Is There Currently a Right to Digital Privacy That Puts Certain Data Outside the Reach of Government?” Law Seminars International’s Cloud Adoption and Data Analytics Seminar (June 27, 2016)
  • “Protecting Private Information and Data Security ‘Women and Privacy,’” Wells Fargo Washington Women Roundtable, Panelist (September 10, 2015)
  • “The Business Case for Diversity,” American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington Business Practice Breakfast, Co-presenter (March 4, 2015)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Volunteer, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Volunteer, Yale Alumni Schools Committee
  • Member, Dallas Contemporary


  • Spanish