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Micaela R.H. McMurrough

Micaela R.H. McMurrough

Covington & Burling LLP

New York, NY, USA


Micaela McMurrough is a special counsel in Covington’s Litigation, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice groups. In addition to representing clients in high-stakes and complex commercial litigation matters, Ms. McMurrough frequently advises clients on matters of cybersecurity and national security. She draws upon experience in this space to provide practical guidance to clients in navigating pre-incident planning, incident response and post-incident actions, with aim to mitigate litigation risks.

In 2016, Ms. McMurrough was selected as one of thirteen Madison Policy Forum Military-Business Cybersecurity Fellows. She regularly engages with government, military, and business leaders in the cybersecurity industry in an effort to develop national strategies for complex cyber issues and policy challenges. Ms. McMurrough previously served as a United States Presidential Leadership Scholar, principally responsible for launching a program to familiarize federal judges with various aspects of the U.S. national security structure and national intelligence community.

Prior to her legal career, Ms. McMurrough served in the Military Intelligence Branch of the United States Army. She served as Intelligence Officer of a 1,200-member maneuver unit conducting combat operations in Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star.

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