Jonathan Schmalfeld is an Associate with Polsinelli's St. Louis office. He is committed to understanding how privacy, data security and technology impact each client’s business model, practices, and objectives to help protect their investment in various technologies. He negotiates complex technology and related transactions for clients across a variety of industries. Jonathan’s practice focuses on advising clients in privacy and data security matters, including both litigation and counseling on compliance with domestic and international privacy and data security laws and regulations.
Jonathan also focuses his practice in the blockchain technology space and assists clients in navigating the intersect between code-is-law and jurisdictional laws. Jonathan works with Web3 clients including developers, investors, marketplaces, and others investing in and growing these exciting new technologies. His non-fungible token (NFT) practice touches on all aspects of the industry from intellectual property and consumer protection work to contract negotiation and industry-specific litigation. Jonathan prides himself on not only getting to know clients' legal needs but also their businesses as a whole. Jonathan understands that what works for more traditional businesses may not always be best for Web3 businesses, and helps form legal strategies to best conform with existing law while allowing for client innovation and development in the space.