Jonathan Yee

Associate

Orange County
Business Phone: 949.622.2758
Business Fax: 949.622.2739

jonathan.yee@troutman.com

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Jonathan Yee is an attorney in the firm’s Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy practice group with an emphasis on Financial Services Litigation. He focuses his practice on the intersection of business and information technology, representing clients in the areas of data security, data privacy, and intellectual property concerns.

Jonathan represents clients with cyber law matters in a wide range of industries including those involving mobile applications (from sports team apps to car sharing platforms), online and digital advertising solutions, database applications and software licensing, data brokers, data analytics, public records vendors, consumer reporting agencies, and financial institutions and mortgage brokers. He has advised on and litigated numerous cases involving data breaches and data misuse, including claims of resulting identity theft.

Jonathan also has experience with related technology-centric privacy litigation having defended against class actions involving both federal and state privacy claims under the Federal Wiretap Act and Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) as well as California’s Invasion of Privacy Act. He also represents clients in the evolving legal landscape of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation as the applicable boundaries of such statutory schemes continue to shift with the advent of emerging technologies.

Jonathan represents and advises clients in a variety of industries and has experience litigating in both state and federal trial and appellate courts including in California, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. He also represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH).

Representative Matters

  • Represented national provider of electronic crash reporting technologies in defeating certification of putative DPPA class action.
  • Represented large internet data analytics and database technologies provider in prosecuting breach of software license.
  • Represented developer of sports team mobile applications in defense against putative ECPA class action and related FTC investigation.
  • Represented major restaurant chain in defense against claims for violation of California’s Invasion of Privacy Act relating to alleged recording of consumer calls without consent.
  • Represented federally chartered bank in defense against several privacy related claims arising from alleged data breach.
  • Represented national resident screening services provider in FCRA class action involving claims for inaccurate reporting of consumer information and failure to disclose consumer files.
  • Represented online search engine for public records in defense against putative FCRA class action and investigation by the CFPB.
  • Represented national debt collection agency in putative TCPA class action.
  • Advised one of the country’s largest auto insurers on legal compliance concerns relating to the development and launch of a new car sharing program and mobile application.
  • Represented defendant broker dealer in obtaining dismissal with prejudice of First Amended Complaint in securities fraud class action involving $27 million TIC investment; dismissal upheld by U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit - Scarborough v. Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services, Inc., 478 Fed.Appx. 393.
  • Represented respondent broker dealer in securities fraud arbitration before FINRA where claimant requested $2.5 million in compensatory damages and over $400,000 in fees and costs; arbitration resulted in defense verdict and award of over $133,000 in defense fees and costs paid by claimant to respondent client.

Publications and Presentations

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County

Rankings and Recognition

  • Recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2015

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2016-present
  • Counsel, Clear Currents, Inc., 2015-2016
  • Attorney, Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP, 2012-2015
  • Associate, Winget Spadafora & Schwartzberg LLP, 2010-2011

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Education

  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., 2009
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2006

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit