General Counsel at Exterro | United Kingdom
Jenny Hamilton is respected as an innovator in the legal profession for her award-winning approach to building legal operations and data governance programs. In recent years, her practice has focused on the intersection of e-discovery, privacy, and cybersecurity. After graduating from the University of Texas, she went into major account sales for Gateway Computers where she was encouraged by in-house counsel to make a leap toward law school. Upon graduation from the University of Iowa College of Law, she moved to Chicago to practice commercial litigation. John Deere recruited her from private practice to spearhead the company’s e-discovery, investigations, and data privacy. Early on, Hamilton’s team selected Exterro as their first e-discovery program, and Legal Technology News hailed Deere for its disciplined approach to technology acquisition. Hamilton continued on to receive c-suite recognition through the team’s transformative use of data analytics, building a scalable cross-border program for forensic investigations and e-discovery, and leading a law department-wide technology initiative to achieve operational excellence. Following her 14-year career at Deere, Hamilton served as general counsel and data privacy officer for a legal services firm, HaystackID, as a strategic legal advisor to the c-suite and board while building out their legal and compliance operations.