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Mauricio Paez

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Jones Day

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Intellectual Property.


Mauricio Paez advises global clients on privacy and data protection, cross-border intellectual property and technology commercial transactions, and strategic sourcing and outsourcing matters. In addition, he advises clients on the acquisition and disposition of technology assets and intellectual property rights worldwide. As a co-chair of the Firm's global privacy practice, he advises Fortune 100 companies on all legal aspects of privacy and information security. He regularly advises clients on current and emerging information management, privacy, security, and data protection laws. He has assisted clients in developing and implementing worldwide policies and compliance procedures for handling and safeguarding personal and company information, maintaining and transferring customer and employee information, and regulating data transfers with third parties. He conducts privacy assessments and information security policy audits and assists clients in handling and responding to data security incidents on a worldwide basis. Mauricio advises clients on U.S. laws (such as GLB, HIPAA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, FCRA/FACTA, and security breach notification obligations) and data protection compliance risks in other major jurisdictions (Canada, EU, Latin America, and Asia). Mauricio's practice is also strong in multijurisdictional sourcing and outsourcing arrangements. His involvement ranges from assisting clients with competitive requests for proposals, multiple vendor negotiations, setting up offshore captive operations, sourcing partnerships, and multijurisdictional outsourcing transactions.


American Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.


English, Spanish.




Rutgers University (J.D. 1996; School of Planning and Public Policy 1993; B.A. 1992).



United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Within: Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Jones Dayhas a strong team with extensive experience in handling cyber incidents with highly responsive, practical and solution-oriented advice that always puts the client’s needs front and center’. Los Angeles-based Daniel McLoon heads the department; he represented Experian Information Solutions in a class action alleging it violated the FCRA. New York-based Mauricio Paez and Atlanta-based Todd McClelland are also names to note; Paez recently advised Cardinal Health on the data elements of an acquisition and also handled its implementation of a global data protection compliance program, while McClelland assisted Micron Technology with a global privacy assessment. Clients also single out Lisa Ropple in Boston, who is ‘a brilliant strategist and is regularly at ground zero for clients experiencing cyber incidents’, and Irvine-based Richard Grabowski, who is ‘highly strategic and deals with the opposing side with great style’. Litigator Aaron Charfoos joined the Chicago office from Dykema Gossett PLLC.

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Within: Outsourcing

Jones Day’s main outsourcing partner Kevin Lyles retired at the end of 2017, but the firm retains significant expertise in technology, IP and outsourcing matters. Mauricio Paez in New York advises blue-chip companies on legal issues arising from digital transformation projects, data protection, cybersecurity, emerging technologies and outsourcing deals. Todd McClelland in Atlanta is also recommended.

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  • US rules regarding offshore accounts

    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

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