April Falcon Doss
April Falcon Doss chairs the Firm’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice, and co-chairs the Firm’s Congressional Investigations Practice.
She spent over a decade at the National Security Agency, where she was Associate General Counsel for Intelligence Law. April also served as Senior Minority Counsel for the Russia Investigation in the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Prior to her federal service, April worked as a public defender, civil litigator, and in-house counsel to a private college.
April advises clients across industry sectors on cybersecurity and privacy matters. Representative clients include: a regional airport, national energy sector consortium, municipal governments, insurance providers, colleges and universities, retail companies, manufacturers, a nonprofit museum foundation, and financial services corporations. In addition to advising clients across industry sectors on privacy and cyber issues, April also represents a number of companies who are in the cybersecurity industry sector, including defense contractors and companies that provide cybersecurity products and services to commercial clients.
April is a Senior Fellow at the University of Maryland’s Center for Health and Homeland Security. She teaches Information Privacy Law and Internet Law at the University of Maryland Carey Law School. She has also testified before Congress on national security legislative reform, and she co-chairs the American Bar Association’s Big Data Committee. She is a member of the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 11 on Cybersecurity and Privacy, and co-author of The Sedona Conference’s Incident Response Guide.
April is a frequent commentator on issues relating to cybersecurity, privacy, and national security. She is the author of the forthcoming book CyberPrivacy: Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care (2020). She has appeared on CNN, CBC, NPR, and MSNBC. She has been quoted in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Wired, Axios, Politico, CNN, ABC, and other news outlets and publications. Her articles have appeared in The Atlantic, The Weekly Standard, Bustle, Lawfare, and elsewhere. She’s on Twitter @AprilFDoss.
April graduated magna cum laude from Yale, earned her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and holds an MFA from Goucher College.
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