Former Fios General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Lewis Barr to Provide Expertise and Best Practices on Consumer Privacy and Legal Matters
Portland, OR - December 05, 2012
Janrain, the leading provider of User Management solutions for the social web, today announced the hire of Lewis Barr as its new Vice President of Legal and Privacy. In this role, Lewis will oversee all legal work at the company and provide Janrain with expertise and guidance on best practices as they relate to consumer privacy.
“Janrain’s growth has been fueled by adoption of our Janrain User Management Platform (JUMP), which gives our clients the ability to gain permission-based access to rich social profile data from their website visitors,” said Larry Drebes, CEO of Janrain. “This data can then be used to create personalized, relevant and engaging experiences, promotions and offers for these users. The addition of Lewis to our team is another example of our steadfast commitment to ensuring the collection and storage of this personal data comply with applicable laws in a dynamic regulatory environment.”
Lewis brings a broad background in legal and privacy matters to Janrain. For the past twelve years Lewis has managed the legal matters of technology-centric service companies, where his responsibilities have included corporate transactions, intellectual property protection, and regulatory compliance, as well as addressing customer privacy and information security concerns.
Prior to joining Janrain, Lewis was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Fios, Inc., an electronic discovery services provider. Lewis was also General Counsel of New Edge Network, Inc., now part of EarthLink Business. Before then Lewis represented clients in federal and state court as a litigation associate with Morgenstein & Jubelirer LLP (now Schiff Hardin LLP). He also worked for numerous federal judges as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Lewis earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon. He graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Humanities in International Affairs.
“Janrain’s technology is enabling big brands to acquire, understand and engage with their consumers in ways not possible before in the digital age. It is a testament to the integrity with which they conduct their business that they have asked me to help ensure they always operate well within the boundaries of applicable user privacy and data security laws while keeping them informed of divergent perspectives on relevant privacy issues,” commented Mr. Barr. "I am thrilled to be joining such a responsible, leading company.”
For more information on the Janrain User Management Platform, visit http://www.janrain.com
The Janrain User Management Platform (JUMP) helps organizations succeed on the social web by providing leading technology to leverage the popularity of social networks and identities for user acquisition, engagement, and enhanced customer intelligence. Our solutions, including social login, social sharing, social profile data collection and storage, access to the social graph, and digital strategy services, improve the effectiveness of online marketing initiatives for leading brands like Fox, Universal Music Group, Whole Foods, MTV, Purina, Samsung and Dr Pepper. Founded in 2005, Janrain is based in Portland, Oregon. For more information, please call 1-888-563-3082 or visit http://www.janrain.com and follow @janrain.