Jennie Wang VonCannon is a Partner in the Downtown Los Angeles (“DTLA”) office of Ellis George Cipollone O’Brien Annaguey LLP and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). Ms. VonCannon previously served for over 11 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and was the Deputy Chief of the Cyber & Intellectual Property Crimes Section of the National Security Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Ms. VonCannon now practices white-collar criminal and regulatory defense with a focus on data privacy and cybersecurity matters, and litigates a wide range of matters in state and federal court. In December 2021, in the longest federal criminal jury trial in Central District history, she and the DLTA White Collar team secured a full acquittal for a doctor charged with 33 healthcare fraud-related felonies after three months of trial.
During her tenure as a federal prosecutor for the Central District of California, Ms. VonCannon investigated and prosecuted computer intrusion, trade secret theft, cyberstalking and extortion, and copyright infringement cases, and supported a law enforcement squad dedicated to the investigation and disruption of national security threats posed by a particular nation-state. As a former member of the Violent and Organized Crime Section and the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force of the Criminal Division, Ms. VonCannon also investigated and prosecuted myriad offenses, including street gang racketeering, large-scale narcotics, child exploitation and human trafficking, bank and mail fraud, and identity theft.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. VonCannon practiced at a large international law firm, focusing on securities litigation and white-collar defense.
- “Security Risks in Cyber Space and Amended Rule 1.1,” Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Convention
- “Understanding the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA),” National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Data Security and Privacy Committee Webinar
- “The Impact of Carpenter and Facebook: What Can the Government Legally Access and How, and What Do Private Companies Have to Disclose in Response to Subpoenas?” Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Bar Association MCLE Program.
- “The Ethical Duty of Technology Competence,” Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles MCLE Program
- “Cybersecurity and Your Practice: The Impact of the 2020 U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report’s Findings on the Los Angeles Business and Legal Communities,” Los Angeles County Bar Association Privacy and Cybersecurity Section MCLE Program
- “Cryptocurrency and Cybersecurity,” Securities and Exchange Commission Los Angeles Region 32nd Annual Joint Regulatory Conference
- “Strategies for IP Protection in China: What Los Angeles-Area Businesses Need to Know,” U.S. Patent and Trademark Office China IP Roadshow
- “Cybersecurity in the Digital Age,” Professional Fiduciary Association of California 24th Annual Educational Conference
- “The Recent Surge in U.S. Law Enforcement against Chinese Companies,” Cornell Law School Alumni Association MCLE Luncheon
- “New Federal Law Imposes Cyber Incident and Ransomware Payment Reporting Requirements on ‘Critical Infrastructure’ Companies,” Legal Update, Ellis George Cipollone O’Brien Annaguey LLP, April 5, 2022
- Communications Officer and Life Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)
- Executive Committee and Founding Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Privacy and Cybersecurity Section
- Former Board Member, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA)
- CIPP/US, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
- White-Collar Criminal Law
- Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
- Intellectual Property
- Criminal and Regulatory Defense
- Internal Investigations
- Business Litigation
- University of California at Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2004
- University of California at Berkeley, B.A., English & Political Science, with Honors, 2001
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California