Jane Hils Shea

T 513.651.6961
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Jane has been practicing data privacy law for close to 20 years and leads FBT’s Data Privacy & Information Security practice. She has a deep understanding of the challenges and benefits that technological developments present to the use of data in business and works with clients to achieve a practical balance between data security and data access, according to current data privacy laws, industry standards and corporate cultures. For clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups, Jane provides guidance on evaluating privacy risks, implementing a data governance program, and moving from mere compliance to the creation of a strategic privacy and information security program. A Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US), Jane is an expert in U.S. privacy laws and also works extensively with U.S.-based clients on all aspects of their EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Directive compliance obligations.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Memberships & Affiliations

  • IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional-US
  • Privacy by Design Ambassador
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals CIPP-US
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association CLE Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee

FBT Publications

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, Board Chair, 2007- present; Board Governance Committee, Executive Committee
  • GCCC WE Lead Program, Class IV, Member

Non-FBT Publications and Events

"A Carrot Instead of a Stick: Ohio's Business-friendly Approach to Cyber Security", Article published in the October 2018 edition of Cyber Security Practitioner by DataGuidance.

"Cybersecurity Essentials: What Every SMB Needs to Know", sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce on January 31, 2018.

“General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Basics”, Webinar sponsored by Multilaw on January 30, 2018

 “UNHACKABLE: a BBB Event for Small Businesses”, Panel Discussion sponsored by Greater Cincinnati Better Business Bureau on September 30, 2017

"Data Privacy and Security: U.S. Legal Framework and Its Impact on Business", presented at meeting of Infragard on September 14, 2017.

“What prepaid accounts are subject to new prepaid rules? What you need to know to be ready.” Article published in the May 2017 issue of DISCLOSURE by The Iowa Bankers Association.

"Managing the Positives and Pitfalls of Financial Institutions' Use of Cloud Computing", Recent Trends in Privacy and Data Security (Aspatore, 2013)

Association Corporate Counsel, Cincinnati Chapter, Bridging the Pond: Privacy Law Developments, April, 2010

KNET, Key Data Privacy and Identity Theft Trends, November, 2009

Frost Brown Todd Global Personnel Group Seminar, Cross Border Data Transfers, April, 2009

Cincinnati Bar Association, Corporate Law Update, Recent Developments in Data Security Laws and Best Practices to Abate the Risk of Data Breach, November, 2008

Ecora Software, Developments in Privacy & Data Security Law, August, 2008

Information Privacy Protection in Australia, Privacy and Data Security Law Journal, September, 2006

Attitudes Toward Privacy:  A Comparison of India and the United States, Privacy and Data Security Law Journal, May, 2007

Year-End Issuances by Federal Regulators Address a Multitude of Privacy Issues, Privacy and Data Security Law Journal, February, 2008

Global Data Privacy Tool (Multilaw Ltd.)

Contributions on the following privacy law topics:

Privacy Policies
Data Subject's Rights
Data Controller
Data Processing
Fair Processing
Biometric Data
Unsolicited Communications

No Harm, No Recovery - The Present and Future of Data Security Breach Litigation after Pisciotta, Lexis-Nexis CLE, October 2010

Other Contact Info


Cynthia King
T 513.651.6135