Jana Terry

Jana Terry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Austin, TX

Beckstead Terry PLLC
 | 9442 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Arboretum Plaza One, Suite 500
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 512-827-3574
Fax: 855-845-3262
Email: Jana Terry
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (10%),
  • Technology Transactions (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jana has been licensed to practice law in Texas for more than 20 years.  She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP-US).  After many years in commercial and employment-related litigation, Jana enjoys advising businesses on commercial and compliance matters - to prevent litigation.  Jana is particularly focused on laws regarding privacy, data security/breach notifications, preventing human trafficking in supply chains, and anti-corruption such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  Jana has extensive experience in commercial and employment-related litigation.  Prior to forming Beckstead Terry PLLC, Jana was associated with the bankruptcy and litigation practices of top-tier law firms in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, Texas.  Jana's practice includes:

  • data privacy and security
  • data breach notifications
  • anti-corruption/FCPA
  • corporate/workplace ethics
  • human trafficking prevention/supply chain issues
  • investigations
  • compliance monitoring
  • risk assessment
  • policies and contracts
  • negotiations/alternative dispute resolution
  • commercial and employment litigation

About Jana Terry

Admitted: 1997, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://becksteadterry.com/our-team/

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US).  This credential is awarded by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) upon demonstration of a strong foundation in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations and understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the U.S., the EU and other jurisdictions., 2018
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) - This credential is awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) based upon meeting the ACFE's character, experience and education requirements.  The designation indicates demonstrated knowledge of fraud law, how to detect and trace fraudulent financial transactions, fraud prevention and deterrence and fraud investigation.  , 2019
  • Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP).  This designation certifies knowledge of regulations and expertise in compliance processes sufficient (1) to assist business organizations in understanding and addressing legal obligations, and (2) to promote organizational integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs., 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas Bar Foundation

  • Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation

  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association (MAMA's) Austin

    Co-Founder/Permanent Board Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presented to UT law school class regarding diversity and inclusion in law firms.

    , Guest Lecturer
  • Speaker, Austin Human Resource Management Association Conference and Wilco HR Meeting, After the ADAAA:  Reasonable Accommodation When Almost Everyone Is Disabled, Aug 2012 & July 2013.

    , 2013

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Travis County Women Lawyers President's Award

    , 2012

Educational Background:

  • MA (Theological Studies), Regent College, 2002
  • JD, with honors, University of Chicago Law School

    Member, University of Chicago Law Review

    Recipient, Joseph Henry Beale Prize for legal research and writing

    , 1996
  • BA, summa cum laude, Texas A&M University


    , 1993
Office Location for Jana Terry

9442 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Arboretum Plaza One, Suite 500
Austin, TX 78759

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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