Lona Chastain


State Bar of Texas

Legal Counsel

Lona Chastain practices governmental administrative law, representing a judicial agency where she serves as privacy law and public information act legal counsel. She has extensive experience preparing and negotiating data sharing agreements and advising on related privacy and state agency compliance matters following the NIST and similar privacy frameworks. 

Ms. Chastain’s governmental, privacy, and litigation experience is enhanced by her deep experience representing a federally-funded state agency for over twenty-two years. During which she advised on state and federal statutes and legislation, policy-development, and rulemaking activities. The primary focus of work includes privacy, employment and training, public information, confidentiality, and other disclosure matters. She brings a practical leadership approach developed from her extensive experience with a variety of government, privacy, employment, education, health, and other regulatory, compliance, and open government subjects.  

In addition to practicing law for over 25 years as a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Art degree, Ms. Chastain is a graduated of the State of Texas Governor’s Executive Development Program (GEDP) Class 30; and a Fellow of the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, the University of Texas School of Law since 2011. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals since 2011 and co-chair of the IAPP– Austin KnowledgeNet Chapter 2019-2021.