Myriah V. Jaworski, Esq.

Myriah V. Jaworski, Esq.

Certified Information Privacy Professional, United States (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Professional, Europe (CIPP/E)

Privacy Litigation Team Leader, Former DOJ Trial Attorney

Myriah leads Beckage’s Privacy Litigation Practice Group where she represents clients in data breach actions, technology vendor disputes, and the defense of consumer class actions and related regulatory investigations. Recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star – Litigation, Myriah practices in many jurisdictions throughout the United States in both state and federal courts.

Myriah has represented businesses in defense of claims brought under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), website accessibility claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related state laws such as California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, data breach standards, state law unfair business practices acts, privacy tort claims (invasion of privacy, misappropriation of information), and biometric information acts.  Beckage attorneys, including Myriah, are involved in defense of one of the largest consumer privacy class actions in the country.

Myriah has experience representing clients in business disputes relating to technology contracts, including cloud/SaaS and E-commerce and AI or Machine Learning vendor disputes, wherein she has obtained favorable monetary and injunctive relief.  Myriah has represented clients in wire fraud and payment diversion matters throughout the country.  She also represents clients in response to regulatory inquiries and investigations arising out of data incidents, including before state Attorney General offices and the Department of Human and Health Services -Office of Civil Rights (HHS/OCR).

Myriah is one of Beckage’s dedicated California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) attorneys and routinely counsels clients on implementation of CCPA policies and procedures, including assisting businesses to operationalize Data Subject Request (DSR) processes, perform CCPA training and record keeping, manage third party vendor relationships, and make CCPA required breach notifications. Ms. Jaworski also works with clients to evaluate and implement new technologies, including AI and machine learning tools to advance business goals, and to negotiate contractual addendums and vendor management protocols regarding same.  Of particular importance, Ms. Jaworski works with clients to mitigate potential privacy risks and ethical biases, and to provide meaningful audit rights to business units for their use of AI and machine learning tools. Her clients include major E-commerce retailers, international news media companies, consumer goods manufacturers and retailers, health care organizations and financial entities.

Myriah is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional,United States (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional,Europe (CIPP/E) as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Prior to joining Beckage in 2018, Myriah was a senior attorney with a large regional law firm and a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).

Legal Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Member

Present Affiliations

  • InfoTech WNY, Member
  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Member
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Member

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D./M.S., magna cum laude, 2009
  • The George Washington University, B.A., cum laude, 2006

Membership and Admission

  • California (admission pending)
  • New York State
  • United States District Court, WDNY
  • United States District Court, EDNY
  • United States District Court, NDNY
  • United States District Court, SDNY
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Recognitions and Thought Leadership

  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star 2019, 2020

Select Experience

  • Led internal investigation of quasi-municipal body’s compliance with environmental laws in response to legal inquiries, and worked with Board of Directors and C-suite executives to develop internal compliance programs.
  • Successfully represented government contractor in defense of debarment proceeding before federal agency; oversaw independent monitor and negotiated resolution of contractor suspension.
  • Coordinated response to perceived terroristic threat at client business, including interfacing with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and counseling client on related employee grievances.
  • Defended environmental class action and toxic tort suits brought against client arising from allegations of uncontained landfill contamination.
  • At Department of Justice, led enforcement of multiple multi-million dollar CERCLA cleanup actions, air permitting violations at pharmaceutical facilities, and wetland and clean water violations by national developers.