Jane E. Blaney



Jane Blaney counsels insurance clients on regulatory and transactional matters, offering concentrated knowledge in insurtech, data analytics and technology, privacy and cybersecurity. She values practical, business-focused advice, and clients appreciate her willingness to approach complex scenarios and questions with curiosity and confidence.

Jane has her master’s degree in Quantitative Management (Data Analytics) from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Her expanded knowledge of technology and data analytics allows her to advise clients in our increasingly digitalized world. Jane is passionate about understanding the intersection of regulated industries and using creativity to solve complex regulatory issues that often arise with technology and data.

Jane frequently advises clients on international, cross border issues and understands how to navigate issues faced by global clients. She is knowledgeable on the various federal, state, and international privacy laws and data transfer laws and practices including: GLBA, FCRA, TCPA, HIPAA, CCPA/CPRA (and other state comprehensive privacy laws), state adoptions of NAIC privacy and data security model laws, GDPR, PIPEDA and others.

Jane is co-head of the International Industry Team Associate Committee on Privacy and Cybersecurity. She is also on the editorial board of the firm’s Discerning Data blog, where she frequently contributes on topics including new legislation, privacy, data handling, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity frameworks. Jane has been published and asked to speak locally, nationally and internationally on these same topics.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jane worked in health care both clinically and in insurance, focusing on direct patient care and advising businesses on proper regulatory adherence. Jane has advised health care and insurance businesses in a variety of settings.

Faculty Positions

Jane is an assistant professor on ethics and legal issues in data analytics at the Fuqua School of Business and a guest lecturer on privacy at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Community Service

Jane is an advocate of women’s rights and serves on the board of Global Rights for Women. She also volunteers extensively with this organization, contributing in ways such as drafting globally circulated reports and assisting with translation services.

Personal Interests

Jane was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, and still visits regularly. She enjoys traveling, live music and pursuing fitness endeavors of all types.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions


Certificate in Health Law
Certificate in Health Care Compliance
Certificate in Maritime Law, University of Bergen, Norway

Mitchell Hamline School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy & Practice - Editor-in-Chief (2020)

Duke University Fuqua School of Business
M.S. in Quantitative Management: Health Analytics (2022)

Liberty University
B.S. in Health Promotion, cum laude (2009)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • Discerning Data – a forum that discusses developments in privacy, cybersecurity, information governance and data analytics
  • LaborSphere – a resource providing coverage and insights on breaking cases, recently enacted legislation and a broad range of labor issues
  • LTCi Summit – a forum dedicated to a range of issues impacting the long-term care insurance community, including litigation, regulation and public policy
  • Spotlight on Benefits – a blog offering practical insight on legal developments which impact benefit plans

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Global Rights for Women — Board Member and Legal Volunteer
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law — Associate Adjunct Professor
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers — Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Health Law Section, Board Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association — Member


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021
Awards Methodology
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