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Data Privacy and Litigation Attorney

As co-leader of the firm's Data Privacy and Autonomous/Connected Vehicle groups, John frequently advises leading technology companies on emerging domestic and international data privacy regulations.  John helps clients identify strategies and create solutions to issues arising from the intersection of new technologies and established regulatory frameworks.  A CIPP/US certified information privacy professional, John regularly provides advice to clients regarding:

  • California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and similar new and developing U.S. state laws governing the collection, use, and other processing of data
  • European Economic Area General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Website Privacy Policies, Terms of Service, and cookie consent forms
  • Creating and implementing internal data privacy and security policies
  • E-commerce considerations, domestically and internationally
  • Connected vehicle data processing parameters and related regulations
  • Mobile app policies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data breach assessment and response

John is also experienced in representing clients in various types of complex commercial litigation and regularly provides counsel on insurance coverage and recovery matters. He has successfully represented clients in a range of litigation including contractual and supply chain disputes, unfair competition, creditors' rights, securities disputes and administrative actions. John's litigation background includes bringing cases to summary judgment, trial and courts of appeal in state and federal courts throughout the country.

For more information, please contact John Rolecki at 616/336-6398 or jjrolecki@varnumlaw.com

Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Grand Rapids Magazine's Top Lawyers, Litigation - Commercial, 2020

Michigan Super Lawyers®, Rising Star since 2015

Professional Affiliations

New Jersey State Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers Section

Community Involvement

Arbor Circle, Board of Directors

Rotary Club of Rockford

News & Publications

Certifications

Certifications

CIPP/US, certified information privacy professional 2020 – present

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
J.D., 2011
Journal of Constitutional Law, Comment Editor

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Masters of Bioethics, 2011

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A., high honors, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • All New Jersey state courts
  • All New York state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Federal District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
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