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Corporate, Automotive and Emerging Technology Attorney

Jeffrey is a technology-focused attorney with broad legal authority in data privacy and advanced mobility. He regularly assists some of the world's leading technology companies with regulatory and data privacy issues. Jeffrey is credentialed as an IAPP certified information privacy professional and he routinely handles an array of data privacy matters. Jeffrey also helps his clients navigate the evolving legal and public policy landscape for new and emerging mobility technologies.

In addition to his technology practice, Jeffrey handles a wide range of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, supply chain agreements and other commercial transactions. He also serves as outside general counsel for companies from sectors ranging from construction, fintech and advanced mobility.

Jeffrey previously served as autonomous vehicle counsel for a major global automaker and also supported automaker's emerging technology portfolio focusing on data privacy and cybersecurity on a worldwide basis.  He also clerked for U.S. District Judge Paul D. Borman.

For more information, please contact Jeffrey Stefan at 313/481-7343 or jmstefan@varnumlaw.com

Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Up and Coming Lawyer, 2010

Michigan Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2011

Professional Affiliations

Detroit Bar Association, Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee, 2008

State of Michigan Bar Association

Community Involvement

Faith United Methodist Church, Pastoral Relations Committee, 2010 - present

Grosse Ile High School, robotics team mentor, 2019

Grosse Ile Youth Recreation Association, basketball coach, 2014 - 2018

News & Publications

Presentations

American University Law School, Business Law Review Symposium, presenter, Emerging Technologies in an Unchartered Legal Landscape: An Assessment of the Regulatory Environment Surrounding Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology in the Year Ahead, 2016

AutoLex Automotive Legal Forum (Detroit), panelist, Emerging Laws and Public Policy Concerns for Autonomous Vehicles, 2017

AutoLex Autonomous Vehicle Legal Forum (Detroit), panelist, What to Do about the Lack of Regulation of AVs at the US Level and Conflicting Global and State Laws, 2019

CTIA Super Mobility Conference (Las Vegas), panelist, Detroit Muscle and Mobile Connectivity: Transforming One of America's Favorite Obsessions and Cybersecurity: Understanding the Ecosystem, 2016

ITS America Detroit Annual conference, panelist, Competing V2V Technologies: Is Co-existence Possible?, 2018

ITS America San Jose Annual Conference, panelist, Spectrum, the FCC and DOT: What is the latest political and regulatory news around DSRC v. 4G LTE, 5G and what's next? and Transportation and Terrorism: Cybersecurity Threats, 2016

University of Detroit Mercy Law School, guest lecturer, Law of Emerging Technologies, 2017

Publications

Certifications

Certifications

IAPP certified information privacy professional, 2014 - present

Clerkships

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Honorable Paul D. Borman, 2004 - 2005

Education

Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
Order of the Coif
Editor, The Wayne Law Review, 2001 - 2003

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
B.A., magna cum laude, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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