The founding partner of JACK, Janine Anthony Bowen counsels clients in technology‐related matters regarding cloud computing, mobile commerce, Internet & E‐commerce, privacy & data security, intellectual property, and the licensing and acquisition of technology. She helps clients maximize the value of their technology and technology‐related spend.
Janine is an engineer, and technologist, as well as an attorney. This unique blend of skills and experience gives her the ability to understand and collaborate with clients – on legal and business issues.
Over the years, Janine has developed an expertise advising her clients on negotiating technology‐related deals with Fortune 500 companies. She has negotiated on her clients’ behalf, against notable companies such as Google, Microsoft, Oracle, GE, Expedia, American Express, and Disney, among others.
Her ability to achieve results stems from deep experience in drafting technology and intellectual property agreements and negotiating successful contracts across a broad array of business sectors. In those agreements, Ms. Bowen secures the most advantageous position for her clients, enabling them to preserve robust ownership rights and helping them to enjoy the highest possible return from licensing their technology.
She helps businesses resolve technology disputes and she advises them on strategies for solving a wide range of legal technology challenges. In addition to skillful negotiation, clients count on Ms. Bowen for intelligent technology analysis, cost control, strategic growth advice and thought leadership.
Her notable engagements include:
- Serving as lead counsel for a $125M education technology and services business.
- Serving as lead technology counsel on a $75 million ERP application management outsourcing.
- Serving as lead counsel in the negotiation of $160 million and $50 million cloud services agreement between a provider of outsourced technology services and the provider’s client.
- Serving as lead technology and intellectual property counsel in the $354 million acquisition of a credit card processing company.
- Serving as lead counsel in the negotiation of multi‐million dollar mobile technology solutions agreements between a mobile services provider and its clients.
- Representing an insurance company in its multi‐million dollar, multi‐party, cloud and software services agreements.
- Working as lead technology counsel to spin off an engineering division into a standalone managed‐services company.
- Serving as licensee counsel on a $1.5 million software infringement dispute.
- Representing an engineering and applied technology firm in acquiring all the technology and intellectual capital assets of an underwater exploration hardware company.
- Helping a biotechnology company license patents for genetically altered animals and manage the sale of animals embodying the patents.
- Advising a software company as lead export counsel on all encryption export activities.
- Representing a diverse clientele in developing online games, contest rules, sweepstakes and nationwide contest rollouts. Clients have ranged from regional energy providers to Internet
Ms. Bowen’s credential as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) designates her as a leading authority on corporate privacy issues, laws and concepts in the United States, the European Union and the Asia Pacific region. Ms. Bowen also serves as a Consumer Privacy Ombudsman in Bankruptcy matters in U.S. Trustee Region 8. Additionally, Ms. Bowen has completed her CloudU Certificate, demonstrating her understanding of Cloud Computing and its applications to business.
Because of her expertise, Ms. Bowen has become a highly sought‐after professional speaker on technology and the law, covering such trends as social media practices and cloud computing. She is currently Co‐Chair of Practicing Law Institute’s Annual seminar on Cloud Computing held in New York, NY and San Francisco, CA annually.
Before she founded JACK, Ms. Bowen capped a more than decade‐long practice in law by rising to partner at the Atlanta office of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. Before practicing law, she built a foundation for her career in technology. She worked as a senior software consultant for Accenture, as an industrial engineer at CIBA Vision and as a program manager for IBM, where she managed technology licensing agreements that generated global revenue exceeding $150 million a year.
Her professional and civic involvements include serving on Clemson University’s College of Engineering and Science Board of Advisors and guiding the State Bar of Georgia’s Technology Law Section, where she is a past chair. Additionally, she serves as Chair of the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency Board of Directors, and sits on the Clemson University Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Peers elected her a member of Georgia Trend magazine’s Legal Elite. Ms. Bowen is a Leadership Georgia alumna and a Leadership Atlanta alumna. She belongs to a number of law and technology‐related professional organizations, such as the International Technology Law Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Ms. Bowen’s leisure pursuits include video production, family activities and reading.
- J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 1998
- M.S., Clemson University, 1991
- B.S., Clemson University, 1989
- Certified Information Privacy Professional/US, International Association of Privacy Professionals
- Certificate, CloudU
- Consumer Privacy Ombudsman, US Bankruptcy Trustee, Region 8
- “Spotlighting Tele-Mental Health: Technology’s role in Prevention, Treatment, Research and Policy within the Eating Disorder Population,” National Eating Disorders Association National Conference, October 2013, Washington, DC
- Program Chair, “Cloud Computing 2013: Cut the Fluff and Tackle the Critical Stuff,” 2013 Practicing Law Institute, May & June 2013, New York, NY & San Francisco, CA
- ʺThe Business Case for Cloud Computing,ʺ Practicing Law Institute, May & June 2013
- “Moving Therapy Online: How to Ethically and Legally Bring Technology into Treatment”, Binge Eating Disorders Association National Conference, March 2013, Bethesda, MD
- “Moving Therapy Online: How to Ethically and Legally Bring Technology into Treatment”, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, December 2012
- “The Business Case for Cloud: Critical Legal, Business & Diligence Considerations”, ABA Public Contract Law Section, State and Local Division, December 2012
- “Cloud Computing: Legal and Security Issues,” South Carolina Division of State Information Technology, October 2012
- “Moving Therapy Online: What Do You Have to Know to Ethically and Legally Bring Technology into Your Psychotherapy Practice,” Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual World Conference X, July 2012
- “Moving Therapy Online: How to Ethically and Legally Bring Technology into Your Social Work,” National Association of Social Workers 2012 Annual Conference, July 2012
- “The Complexities of Cloud Computing – The Rules are New, but is the Game?”, University of Dayton School of Law 22nd Annual Seminar on Significant Developments in the Intellectual Property Law of Computers and Cyberspace, June 2012
- Program Chair, “Cloud Computing 2012: Cut the Fluff and Tackle the Critical Stuff,” 2012 Practicing Law Institute – New York, NY & San Francisco, CA, May & June 2012
- “Cloud Technology and Business Overview,” Practicing Law Institute, May & June 2012
- “Cloud Computing: Managing the Legal Risks: Mitigating Liabilities When Outsourcing Virtual Storage and Applications,” Strafford Publications Webinar, April 2012
- “I Am the Boss of Me: Understanding the Impacts of Decisioneering and Permanent Purpose in Leadership Excellence,” The Leader Within Conference, January 2012
- “The Next Generation of Technology and Psychotherapy: How to Ethically and Legally Merge the Two in Psychotherapy Practice,” The 21st Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals, November 2011
- “Contracting Considerations in Cloud Computing,” National Association of State Procurement Officials, September 2011
- “Cloud Technology and Business Overview,” Practicing Law Institute, June 2011
- “Cloud Computing : A Lawyer’s Primer,” Practicing Law Institute, April and May 2011
- “Cloud Computing: Managing the Legal Risks,” Strafford Publications Webinar, March 2011
- “Cloud Computing: Effective Due Diligence for Selecting a Service Provider,” Cloud Computing: Law, Risks and Opportunities, Law Seminars International, December 2010
- ʺOverview of Cloud Computing,ʺ Cloud Computing 2010: Is Your Company Ready, Practicing Law Institute, June 2010
- ʺGathering Intelligence: Legal and Privacy Issues in Social Media,ʺ Boot Camp for the HR Professional, May 2010
- “You’re the Customer, I’m the Lawyer: Cloud Computing From Your Perspective,” Cloud Lab ʹ10, April 2010
- ʺCutting to the Chase: Cloud Computing from the Customer’s Perspective,ʺ Cloud Slam ʹ10, March 2010
- ʺUnderstanding, Mitigating, and Minimizing Risk in Cloud Computing,ʺ Strafford Publications Webinar, December 2009
- ʺLegal Issues in Cloud Computing: Is There Sun Behind Those Clouds?ʺ Lorman Seminars, December 2009
- ʺCloud Computing: Managing the Legal Risks,ʺ Strafford Publications Webinar, June 2009
- ʺLegal Issues in Cloud Computing,ʺ Cloud Slam ʹ09, April 2009
- Panelist, “The Human Asset & Liability Conference of 2008,” R4 Conference, September 2008
- Facilitator/Panelist, ʺNo More Early Exits: Women Respond to the ABA,ʺ March 2007
- “Women Lawyers Living Outside the Margin: Managing the Personal and Professional,” April 2005
- “Cloud Computing: Issues in Data Privacy/Security and Commercial Considerations,” The Computer and Internet Lawyer, August 2011
- “Legal Issues in Cloud Computing,” Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms, Edited by Buyya, Broberg, and Goscinski; John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2011, pps. 593‐614.
- “Protect Your Company Against Employees Taking Confidential Information,” Georgia Journal of Technology Law, Winter 2007/2008
- ʺInstant Messaging in the Workplace,ʺ Georgia Journal of Technology Law, Summer 2007
- “No Purchase Necessary” – “Playing to Win in Online Contests and Sweepstakes,” 2003 Technology Law Institute Program Materials
- “Seven Big Technology Issues Facing Companies in 2003/2004, “Metropolitan Corporate Counsel”, September 2003
- “Three Personal Development Tools for Success in the Practice,” October 2002
- “IT Agreements and Common Failure Points,” December 2001
- “Jurisdiction in the Online Context,” Cyberspace Lawyer, March 2000
- Clemson University, College of Engineering and Science, Board of Advisors
- Clemson University Foundation, Board of Directors
- Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors
- Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2011
- Leadership Georgia, Class of 2009
- International Technology Law Association
- International Association of Privacy Professionals
- State Bar of Georgia, Past Chair, Technology Law Section
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