Saul Ewing LLP Partner April F. Doss Appointed to U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s Investigation into 2016 Presidential Election
Saul Ewing LLP today announced that April F. Doss, Partner and Chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice, will serve as Special Counsel to the United States Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. The wide-ranging investigation will look into allegations that Russia participated in a disinformation campaign intended to benefit President Donald Trump, and claims of potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Ms. Doss joins the Committee’s staff on May 1, 2017.
Ms. Doss is the former Associate General Counsel for Intelligence Law at the National Security Agency (NSA), and she offers significant insight into some of the most highly regulated activities in the United States intelligence community. In this role, she gained significant experience with legal issues relating to cybersecurity and privacy, including privacy and compliance programs, privacy-by-design and big data, particularly within the telecommunications, technology, and defense sectors of the economy. Ms. Doss testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee on March 1, 2017 in a public hearing over the reauthorization of Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. She has served as the Chair of Saul Ewing’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice since she joined the firm one year ago.
“It will be difficult to leave Saul Ewing at a time when so many of our clients have concerns about cybersecurity and privacy issues,” said Doss. “But the SSCI investigation is critically important, and it’ll be a privilege to return to public service in this role.”
Managing Partner Barry F. Levin said, “We are incredibly proud of April and are delighted that she will have this noteworthy opportunity. While she will be missed at the firm, she will leave our Cybersecurity and Privacy practice in the capable hands of Co-Chairs Evan Foster and Sandy Bilus.”
Ms. Doss is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), as well as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She earned her law degree from University of California, Berkeley, Boalt School of Law; her M.F.A. from Goucher College; and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University.