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United States District Court for
the Eastern District of Michigan,
Honorable Paul D. Borman


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

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Privacy and Mobility Attorney

Jeff 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. Jeff is credentialed as an IAPP certified information privacy professional and he routinely handles an array of data privacy matters. Jeff also helps his clients navigate the evolving legal and public policy landscape for new and emerging mobility technologies.

Prior to joining Varnum, Jeff served as the Privacy Associate General Counsel for a leading electric vehicle manufacturer, where he led a wide range of privacy-related matters in connection with the company’s development and production of the world’s first fully electric truck. Additionally, Jeff 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.

Honors and Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, 2024

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 Bar of Michigan 


CIPP/US, certified information privacy professional 2014 – present

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