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Jessica Block

Jessica Block

Ankura2000 K street NWSuite 1200WashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaUSA20006

Global Leader

Data - Data Experts 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

"E-discovery expert" Jessica Block is "rated very highly for strategy", comment impressed interviewees. She also regularly advises prominent clients on data privacy matters.

Biography

Jessica Block is a senior managing director at Ankura Consulting Group based in Washington, DC. She has more than a decade of experience supporting companies and counsel facing complex information management challenges. Ms Block specialises in helping organisations implement holistic strategies for data management and security. She works with internal and external stakeholders to operationalise policy compliance, execute efficient investigations, and implement nimble responses to information demands.

Ms Block has led efforts across the life cycle of many complex and data-intensive litigations, investigations and transactions. She has also assisted companies with augmenting their compliance investigation processes through the deployment of advanced technologies and workflows.

Her notable efforts include leading the data response to a multinational anti-bribery/anti-corruption investigation for a global pharmaceutical company facing US and international regulatory scrutiny in multiple jurisdictions. Additionally, Ms Block provided strategic oversight for a large team of professionals extracting and reviewing multiple terabytes of data, comprising millions of documents and records, as well as meeting the demands of various regulators and the internal investigative needs of her client.

Ms Block earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a certified information privacy manager, and a member of the Sedona Conference working group on data security and data privacy. Ms Block is also a frequent speaker on the risks and rewards of data management.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jessica Block is an impressive consultant with a well-established practice that offers insight into matters such as compliance, information management and data handling.

Biography

Jessica Block is a senior managing director at Ankura based in Washington, DC and leads the firm’s data governance practice. She has more than 15 years’ experience working with companies and counsel facing complex information management challenges.

Jessica specialises in helping organisations implement holistic strategies for data management and security. She works with internal and external stakeholders to operationalise policy compliance, execute efficient investigations and implement nimble responses to information demands.

Jessica has led efforts across the lifecycle of many complex and data-intensive litigations, investigations and transactions. She also assists companies with augmenting their compliance investigation processes through the deployment of advanced technologies and workflows.

Jessica earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University. She is a certified information privacy manager, a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Data Security and Data Privacy. She frequently speaks formally on the risks and rewards of data management. Before joining Ankura in 2016, she was most recently a senior managing director at FTI Consulting.

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