Jeremy Feigelson

Jeremy Feigelson is a Patiño Fellow from the University of Chicago’s Class of 1991.

Mr. Feigelson is Special Counsel at New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He joined the MTA in 2022 from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he was a litigation partner focused on intellectual property and media law and served as Co-Chair of the firm’s Data Strategy & Security practice. Among other notable cases, Mr. Feigelson was lead defense counsel in Lohan v. Take-Two and Gravano v. Take-Two, where the New York Court of Appeals extended to video games the legal rules that protect creative works against right of publicity claims. Recognitions include being named: American Lawyer’s “Litigator of the Week” for the Take-Two victories; a “Privacy MVP” by Law360, a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy “Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal, and an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property. At the MTA, America’s largest transit system, Mr. Feigelson’s portfolio includes data privacy as well as a range of public safety and human services issues. He acts as staff co-director for the MTA’s blue-ribbon panel on fare evasion.

Mr. Feigelson was for many years the lead editor for the Privacy Law Answer Book (Practising Law Institute 2022). Other recent publications include “Face Forward: Strategies For Complying With Facial Recognition Laws” (Debevoise Data Blog, 2021); “Business Email Compromise: Who Bears the Loss?” (Bloomberg 2020); and “Supreme Court ‘FUCT’ Case Ends With a Bang: Ban on ‘Immoral or Scandalous’ Marks Fails First Amendment Scrutiny” (IP Watchdog 2019). 

Mr. Feigelson received his A.B. magna cum laude from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. He received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was admitted to the Order of the Coif and served as Articles Editor of the Law Review. He served as law clerk to the Hon. Milton I. Shadur, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to law school, Mr. Feigelson served in the administration of Mayor Edward I. Koch of New York City. He currently chairs the Committee on New York City Affairs at the New York City Bar Association. Previously he chaired the City Bar’s Committee on Government Ethics. He has chaired the board of the Partnership to End Homelessness, and served as a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission. While in private practice he served for many years, pro bono, as principal outside counsel to the Committee to Protect Journalists.



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