Areas of Expertise
Copyright and Intellectual Property
Media and Internet Regulation
Privacy and Data Protection
Countries / Regions
Profile title
Integrated Bar of the Philippines, International Association of Privacy Professionals
Description profile

Jay-r combines his litigation experience with his passion for, and practice of, information technology law as part of his unique blend of private practice. He conducted series of lectures on data privacy before industry stakeholders and academics alike. He is currently advising several companies and individuals, both foreign and local, on an array of data privacy issues and regulatory compliance matters. He is a Certified Information Privacy Manager and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  

Jay-r authored several articles on the intersection of law and technology. Recently, he obtained his Certificate from Harvard University after completing its online Fintech course. He is currently teaching Information Technology Law, and Intellectual Property Law at the San Sebastian Recoletos College of Law and University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law.

Earlier in his career, he clerked for former Associate Justice Arturo D. Brion, where he was privileged to experience the inner workings of the Supreme Court under the former’s tutelage, intensely focusing and working on different public interest cases. While at the Supreme Court, Jay-r completed online courses on Macroeconomics and Economics of Money and Banking at the University of California, Irvine, while teaching administrative law and ethics at the Colegio De San Juan De Letran.

Jay-r took up his law degree at the University of Santo Tomas, where he graduated class salutatorian.

Apart from technology law and policy, Jay-r’s interests include constitutional theory, geopolitics, economics (and some specks of experimental psychology). He is married to Dr. Natasha Ann Esteban-Ipac, an Adolescent-Medicine specialist and they have a two-year old bundle of love, Max.