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I help companies manage information and address their regulatory challenges. I enjoy the challenge of figuring out how we can secure sensitive information, use information and emerging technologies effectively, and comply with new and evolving regulatory requirements. I’m often called upon to answer questions that seemingly come out of left field. Clients say they appreciate my curiosity to learn all I can about their business and my ability to quickly identify key issues or problems. I then call upon the many skillsets I’ve developed to answer those questions, devise strategies, and communicate them clearly — all while using a confident and conversational style.

Managing a diverse and broad practice, Jack Pringle counsels clients in matters relating to privacy, information security, information governance, administrative and regulatory law, public utilities, securities and class action litigation. 

 With an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Jack helps businesses protect, manage and communicate information lawfully and effectively. He guides clients through information incidents, data breaches and related threats in connection with federal and state breach notice and personal information and privacy laws, including notification, mitigation, regulatory response and resulting lawsuits and investigations. Jack helps organizations strengthen their information security programs by evaluating potential cybersecurity insurance coverage, developing and testing incident response plans and helping clients create and implement appropriate security policies and training.

Appellate and Litigation

Jack represents clients in state, federal and multidistrict class action suits, and in state and federal court commercial cases. He has appeared before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court more than 15 times, including seven appearances before the South Carolina Supreme Court. In addition, he litigates a variety of matters before the South Carolina Administrative Law Court and state and local government entities, including local and state tax cases, certificate of need (CON) applications, procurement matters, environmental permitting cases, disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) applications and alcohol licensing applications. 

Administrative and Regulatory Law

Jack draws on his wide range of experience when representing clients needing guidance on a variety of compliance matters. Since 1996, Jack has appeared in at least 250 dockets at the South Carolina Public Service Commission, representing public utilities and transportation companies on a variety of regulatory issues. Jack regularly provides advice and counsel on various privacy requirements, including those in HIPAA, GLB, TCPA, CAN-SPAM, and the Telemarketing Sales Rule.

Jack also advises clients on promotions, creating sweepstakes and contest rules for numerous promotions, online and otherwise, in order to ensure that these promotions do not constitute illegal lotteries under various state laws.

Zoning and Land Use

Jack assists developers, telecommunications companies and property owners in obtaining permits and approvals, and also addresses environmental permitting, compliance, remediation and enforcement matters.

The nature of my practice has given me the opportunity to understand my clients’ businesses thoroughly enough to articulate their needs and often highly complex issues to many tribunals, decision makers and business partners. And, I’m not merely an advocate for you, but also an advisor and counselor who helps you solve problems and take advantage of opportunities.

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1990

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina

Court Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina

Acknowledgements

  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers® - Privacy and Data Security Law, Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year - Columbia Administrative/Regulatory Law, 2021
  • Legal Elite of the Midlands, Columbia Business Monthly, 2020

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Leadership Columbia, 2003
  • Columbia United YMCA Recreational Youth Soccer League, former volunteer coach