John L. Landolfi

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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.8390
Fax 614.719.4816
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John is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office. He is a leader of the firm's retail law practice, and chair of the firm's privacy & data security practice.  John is also a member of the litigation group and Vorys eControl.

John has 30 years of experience representing retail clients.  In that time, he has developed a holistic approach to overcoming the constantly evolving challenges of the retail industry. John’s unique, comprehensive strategies have a proven record of helping his clients achieve their business objectives. 

John’s practice includes defending and advising national retailers on matters related to privacy and cybersecurity, consumer protection laws, retail operations, advertising, loyalty and gift card programs, pricing, marketing, promotions, payment mechanisms, waste management, theft prevention, employment and wage issues, compliance, class actions and Attorney General actions, and commercial disputes. John makes it his business to become familiar with all legal matters relating to retail companies. He has significant experience handling all aspects of litigation arising from these areas, including class actions throughout the country.  Additionally, John serves as general counsel for nationwide retailers, helping them with day-to-day decisions while maintaining consistency with their long-term strategic goals.

John maintains an active privacy and data security practice, advising companies regarding privacy compliance and technology, including privacy policy creation, behavioral advertising, information sharing, cybersecurity, electronic marketing, social media, compliance with state and federal laws impacting the collection and use of information, compliance with federal consumer protection laws, information and security programs, incident response and data breaches. John has significant experience counseling clients facing data breaches, including responding to data breaches on behalf of large national retailers and grocery chains.

John is a frequent speaker on various retail topics including privacy, cybersecurity, advertising, promotions, and sweepstakes. He has also given presentations on a variety of topics related to privacy and data security to professional associations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel (Central Ohio Chapter).

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John has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers for his legal work.  

John is a member American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.

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