John Bates JD, CIPP/US

Senior Counsel, DocuSign

John G. Bates is currently with Axiom Legal as Senior Counsel of Cybersecurity and Data Protection. He was formerly General Counsel and Chief Information Security Officer for Clarity Insights (Accenture) in Chicago, IL. He was responsible for all legal, risk, IT security, and compliance functions and has led HITRUST and ISO 27001 certification programs.

Previously, he was part of a cross-functional team within U.S. Cellular’s IT Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management group. He was also GC of Akta Web Studio (UI/UX consulting) supporting the leadership from inception to acquisition by Salesforce.

Mr. Bates received a BA in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and JD from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law.