Saul Ewing Partner April F. Doss to Testify at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Reauthorization of FISA Amendments Act

Saul Ewing Partner April F. Doss to Testify at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Reauthorization of FISA Amendments Act

(Washington, DC - February 28, 2017)

Saul Ewing LLP, a full-service law firm with more than 270 lawyers in 11 East Coast offices, today announced that Partner April F. Doss has been invited to testify 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.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the statement below in advance of this hearing:

“With Section 702 set to expire at the end of the year, the House Judiciary Committee will work in a bipartisan fashion to reauthorize and reform this intelligence gathering program to ensure that it continues to be a critical tool to thwart terrorist attacks and that it best protects Americans’ civil liberties. The first part of this process is gathering the facts, and the Committee will do so next week. We will hear from government officials, legal and policy experts, and privacy advocates regarding how the program is currently operating, so that we can best determine what steps might be needed to improve the program.”

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 currently serves as the Chair of Saul Ewing’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice.

Ms. Doss is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). 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.