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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 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate (70%), Business Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

Jana is a privacy and compliance lawyer.  She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional US & Europe (CIPP/US & CIPP/E), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP-US).  After many years of commercial and employment-related litigation, Jana focuses her business law practice on the following areas:

* data privacy and security laws (including GDPR and CCPA)

* data breach and incident response planning

* privacy or data breach investigations by FTC or state attorney general

* workplace privacy

* workplace ethics

* internal investigations of allegations of fraud or ethics violations 

* anti-corruption & anti-bribery / Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

* compliance program development, implementation and monitoring

* prevention of human trafficking and slavery / supply chain compliance and best practices

Prior to forming Beckstead Terry PLLC (a boutique business law firm) in 2014, Jana was associated with the bankruptcy and litigation practices of top-tier law firms in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, Texas. 

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About Jana Terry

First Admitted: 1997, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • , Top Austin Attorneys List, Austin Monthly
  • One of three lawyers selected as a "Top Austin Attorney" in the Business Law category, Top Austin Attorneys List, Austin Monthly, 2019

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

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Travis County Women Lawyers President's Award

    , 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association (MAMA's) Austin Co-Founder/Permanent Board Member, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Texas Bar Foundation, 2019
  • Co-Founder & Permanent Board Member, Mother Attorneys' Mentoring Association (MAMA's)- Austin, 2019
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation, 2013
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, 2019
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Office Location for Jana Terry

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

Last Updated: 3/17/2021

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