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 laws, and New York’s Human Rights Law, 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 whose members routinely counsel clients on implementation of CCPA policies and procedures, including assisting businesses to operationalize Data Subject Request (DSR) processes, perform CCPA training and record keeping, and manage third party vendor relationships. 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.  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
  • 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 & Thought Leadership

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

Select Experience

  • Represented ecommerce retail client in lawsuit against vendor who failed to deliver specified ecommerce platform and overcharged, in breach of contract.  Received a favorable result for client.
  • Brought suit on behalf of ecommerce retailer against third party vendor who did not live up to technology development standards, resulting in a data breach.  Received a favorable result in favor or client.
  • Represented business in dispute with technology platform developer where developer overcharged, delivered insufficient code, and otherwise failed to live up to its contractual obligations.
  • Led litigation against vendor and managed public relations after client, a large online retailer with international clients, fell victim to malicious code installed on its website resulting in tens of thousands of individuals’ credit card data impacted.
  • Secured an injunction against a tech company to prevent them from holding clients servers and data hostage for non-payment of invoices where the invoices were in dispute.
  • Represented numerous clients who fell victim to fraudulent electronic fund transfers, many in the millions of dollars as a result of phishing incidents. Helped client recover money and mitigate damages.
  • Defended clients in putative class actions for claims arising out of unwanted communications, including those brought under the TCPA.
  • Defended clients in putative class actions for claims arising out of website and mobile apps where ADA website and mobile app accessibility claims have been made.