Heck and Jennings Lead Centerville Mock Trial Team to Victory at University of Cincinnati High School Mock Trial Invitational

On Jan. 7, 2023, Taft Dayton partner Zachary Heck and attorney Jordan Jennings successfully led the Centerville High School Mock Trial Program to its first-ever victory at the University of Cincinnati High School Mock Trial Invitational tournament. This win marks the school’s second tournament victory of the season after winning the “Mockhawk” tournament in Nov. The UC invitational began in 2009 and serves as a way to give high school students a valuable educational experience and some helpful guidance in advance of the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (“OCLRE”) district competitions which will take place on Jan. 27, 2023.

Heck focuses his practice on privacy and data security. Specifically, he assists clients in the areas of privacy compliance, data governance program development, data processing negotiations, crisis management, and guidance in the aftermath of an information security event, including data breach. Heck has experience advising clients with respect to FTC and state attorney general investigations, federal privacy regulations such as HIPAA, FCRA, TCPA, and GLBA, as well as state laws governing personally identifiable information. Heck is also an adjunct professor of Cybersecurity Law for graduate programs at both Wright State University and Indiana University.

Jennings is an attorney in Taft's Employment and Labor Relations practice group. She is focused on advising clients in areas of employment law and privacy and data security. In addition to coaching the Centerville Mock Trial Team, Jennings currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Daybreak, an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth in Dayton, Ohio.

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