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Joseph (Joe) P. Vladeck

Washington, D.C.

Joseph (Joe) P. Vladeck

Joe Vladeck helps companies maximize the value of their data while mitigating data privacy and cybersecurity risks. Joe regularly works with global clients to negotiate and structure mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and commercial agreements that involve complex data risks and detailed compliance obligations.

From early-stage startups to leading global enterprises, Joe engages with clients on big data initiatives, health privacy compliance, privacy and cybersecurity risk assessments, and cross-border data transfers. Joe also helps clients solve potential consumer protection or regulatory issues, including under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and other federal and state consumer protection, privacy, and data security laws.

In addition to his privacy and cybersecurity work, Joe maintains an active pro bono practice. He regularly advises nonprofits on transactional, privacy, and regulatory matters.

Joe received both a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, where he was an InSITE Entrepreneurship Fellow and a member of Georgetown Venture Lawyers. He received a Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award for his note "Valuing Regulatory Flexibility: a Real Options Approach to Cost-Benefit Analysis" (103 Georgetown Law Journal 797). Prior to attending law school and business school, Joe helped manage a nonprofit organization in Austin, Texas and played semi-professional baseball in Brussels, Belgium.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Georgetown University Law Center, 2015
  • M.B.A., Beta Gamma Sigma, McDonough Scholar, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, 2015
  • B.A., cum laude, Amherst College, 2006

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • California


Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award

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