Zenus Franklin

Associate Dayton


Zenus is a part of Taft’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group and Business Group. He focuses on addressing a variety of business and finance matters, including data governance regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, COPPA, PCI-DSS, and state data breach notification laws. Zenus also assists clients with internal policy development, implementation, assessment, training, and incident response management.

In addition, Zenus holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) accreditation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Zenus received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Dayton School of Law, where he was a publications editor of the University of Dayton Law Review. He received his bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice studies with a minor in business from The Ohio State University.


  • Honoree, CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legislation (2018)

All Service Areas


  • University of Dayton School of Law (2019)
  • The Ohio State University (2016)

    Bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice studies, minor in business


  • State - Ohio

Speeches and Publications

  • Co-author, “Artificial Intelligence in Construction: The Legal Implications,” CBA Report, May/June 2021 issue
  • Co-author, “Don’t Say Breach,” Cyber Security Summit Newsletter, Feb. 9, 2021

Professional Affiliations

  • Dayton Bar Association