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Jana Kaye Terry

Business Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1997
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    I help business clients with corporate compliance issues. I focus on anti-corruption/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, conflicts of interests, internal investigations, risk assessment, compliance programs, and supply chain issues.

  2. Privacy
    I advise companies on data privacy and security matters including the GDPR (EU data protection law), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), privacy policies, vendor and M&A due diligence, breach notifications and government investigations.

Jana is privacy and compliance lawyer. A Texas attorney for more than 20 years, Jana is also certified as an information privacy professional (CIPP/US), a compliance & ethics professional (CCEP) and a fraud examiner (CFE). Jana has a strong background in litigating employment and commercial cases for corporate clients in state courts, federal district, bankruptcy and appellate courts, and the American Arbitration Association. Jana formed Beckstead Terry PLLC in 2014 after working in the bankruptcy and litigation practice groups of three top-tier law firms in Dallas, Houston, and Austin.  Her areas of focus/representative experience include:

  • Advise and counsel businesses regarding privacy & security laws, compliance with FCPA, creditors’ rights and other commercial matters. Negotiate agreements, review and prepare contracts and policies.
  • Defended and prosecuted multiple cases involving allegations of fraud and fraudulent transfer.
  • Litigated non-compete and other employment-related cases.
  • Managed the national litigation and bankruptcy docket for a Fortune 25 global healthcare company.
  • In connection with representing a committee of unsecured creditors in a high-profile bankruptcy, investigated suspect corporate transactions and potential liability of third-party advisors and banks.

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Beckstead Terry PLLC
9442 N Capital Of Texas Hwy Ste 500
Austin, TX, 78759-7262


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I have had the privilege of having Jana Terry as an attorney. Jana is by far the best attorney I have ever worked with. She represented me, gave honest legal advice and guidance during a highly complex business matter that lasted approximately two years. I found Jana to be highly experienced, extremely intelligent, responsive, and honest. Her knowledge of the law and how it works for you is invaluable, and her ability to think outside the box resulted in a positive outcome. Jana put all my matters to rest! I highly recommend Jana when it comes to litigation matters.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Beckstead Terry PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Principal
  • The Law Office of Jana Terry PLLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Baker Hostetler
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • McKool Smith
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. District Judge John Rainey
  • 1997 - 1999
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  • Regent College
  • MA - Masters
  • 2002
  • University of Chicago Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Texas A&M University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993


  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Austin
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Women Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court
  • Barrister & Team Leader
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers' List (2015-2019)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Selected to the Top Austin Attorneys List
  • Austin Monthly
  • 2019
  • President's Award
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Joseph Henry Beale Prize for legal research and writing
  • University of Chicago Law School
  • 1994
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  • Williamson County Human Resource Management Association Newsletter
  • Independent Contractor or Employee: The Risks of Getting it Wrong
  • 2012
  • The Federal Lawyer
  • The ADAAA Three Years After Passage: The EEOC's Final Regulations and the First Court Decisions Emerge at Last
  • 2011
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal
  • Abandonment or Spoliation? The Risks of Abandoning a Debtor's Records
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Texas and California: What Multijurisdictional Employers Need to Know
  • The California Consumer Privacy Act's Impact on Texas Businesses
  • 2019
  • SIIA Software & Services Division Deciphering Series
  • Privacy Compliance - Running and Measuring a Privacy Program
  • 2019
  • TCWLA CLE Presentation
  • Ethical Pitfalls of Starting Your Own Practice
  • 2014
  • Austin Human Resource Management Association Conference
  • ADAAA: Reasonable Accommodation When Almost Everyone is Disabled
  • 2012
  • Texas Women Lawyers Annual Conference
  • A Lattice, Not a Ladder - Career Development Strategies for Women
  • 2011
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Austin Business Lawyer Jana Kaye Terry
Jana Kaye Terry
Business Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 25 years