Janet Peyton > McGuireWoods LLP > Richmond, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
United States


Janet Peyton practices in the areas of intellectual property and data privacy and security. She is skilled at handling the strategic management of trademark portfolios and also regularly advises on transactional matters, including brand sales and licensing agreements. Janet provides worldwide brand protection, enforcement, licensing and transactional IP services, and she assists clients with preventive data security as well as compliance issues in the aftermath of a data breach.

Janet serves as the firm’s U.S. liaison on EU-U.S. cross-border data transfer matters. She counsels clients in the United States on GDPR compliance, auditing and evaluating clients’ data security policies, drafting website privacy notices and internal corporate privacy policies, and negotiating cloud computing and other data processing agreements from the vendor and customer perspective. She advises lawmakers and industry groups on privacy legislation at the state and federal level. As chair of McGuireWoods’ transactional intellectual property practice group, Janet also has significant experience with technology-related transactions, such as sophisticated IT procurement contracts, enterprise software licenses for corporate licensees and buyers, and transition services agreements in the contexts of stock or asset purchase agreements. She holds the CIPP/US certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Based in Tysons, Andrew Konia manages the data privacy and security offering at McGuireWoods LLP, and is an expert in supporting clients during investigations, data breaches and tech sector M&A, with a particular emphasis on the telecoms sector. Janet Peyton in Richmond, Pittsburgh’s Anne Peterson and Rodger Heaton in Chicago are further key names in the team. Emily Voorheis left for an in-house role in early 2021.