James Ward

James Ward

Founder and Managing Partner of Ward PLLC

Jay Ward is the founder of Ward PLLC, a law firm based in Miami, FL. Jay is an attorney and data security consultant. He provides his clients with counsel and advice on how to integrate intelligent, forward-looking policies and practices about data security into their daily operations — in other words, how to be “DataSmart”. He also draws upon years of experience as a litigator in high-stakes disputes to provide insight into avoiding liability, and to zealously advocate for his clients when needed. He is the host of “DataSmart,” a podcast on data security and strategy, and is frequently quoted in publications around the country, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the International Business Times. Jay holds certifications in both European and United States Data Security and Privacy Law (CIPP/E and CIPP/US), as well as a certification in Privacy Program Management (CIPM) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the only ISO/ANSI accredited body for data security and privacy.



Ward PLLC offers clients expertise in data security, information management, and privacy, while providing high quality legal services. Located in Miami, Ward PLLC combines the scope and experience of a large law firm with the enthusiasm and efficiency of a startup.