Karen Neuman, formerly chief privacy officer at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined law firm Goodwin as privacy lead for the company’s Washington office and a partner with the privacy and cybersecurity practice.
The privacy lawyer will be based at the law firm’s Washington, D.C., office and will work to advise Goodwin customers on various data privacy and protection concerns, Goodwin said Tuesday.
“Karen brings to Goodwin’s clients deep expertise on issues related to global data protection law, cybersecurity and information governance, ” said Goodwin Chairman David Hashmall.
Neuman was most recently responsible for DHS’ privacy and data security programs and advised other senior DHS officials on relevant rules, Presidential Orders, policies, best practices and other mandates.
She was appointed to President Barack Obama’s Federal Privacy Council and was part of the U.S. team that worked on a data privacy protection agreement with the European Union and the new EU–U.S. Privacy Shield.
She is currently an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Federal Communications Bar Association and the American Bar Association.