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Nancy  Libin

Nancy Libin

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Nancy C. Libin is a member of the Privacy and Information Governance and Communications, Internet & Technology Practices. Clients seek her counsel on a variety of legal and policy issues related to data privacy, national security and cybersecurity. A former chief privacy and civil liberties officer of the US Department of Justice (DOJ), she provides in-depth advice to communications and technology clients on privacy and national security law and policy and advises technology companies on the privacy implications of the collection and use of data, including issues surrounding the growing “Internet of Things.” She also assists companies as they face government investigations and enforcement proceedings.

In her three years as the chief privacy and civil liberties officer at the Justice Department, she was the principal privacy adviser to the deputy attorney general. In that role, she focused on the intersection of privacy and the use of technology, including such issues as electronic surveillance, cloud computing, location privacy, data breach, cybersecurity and international data protection. While at DOJ, she was involved in bilateral and multilateral negotiations with foreign governments with respect to data protection agreements that govern and facilitate cross-border information flows.

Before working at DOJ, Ms. Libin was counsel to then-Senator Joe Biden on the US Senate Judiciary Committee, helping Sen. Biden draft legislation and advising him on a range of issues, including privacy, electronic surveillance, civil liberties, national security and constitutional law. Ms. Libin also worked on digital privacy, Internet policy and consumer data protection as staff counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology, a public policy organization that focuses on privacy and Internet law. Ms. Libin began her career as an associate at a large law firm in Washington, DC.

Before joining Jenner & Block in 2015, Ms. Libin led the privacy practice at a boutique law firm focused on telecommunications.


Client Alert: "Shielded: U.S. and EU Reach Political Agreement on New Framework for Transatlantic Data Flows", February 2, 2016

Client Alert: "Key Provisions of Cybersecurity Act of 2015", December 18, 2015

Co-Author, “Big Deals Increasingly Mean Big Data,” Daily Journal, December 9, 2015

Client Alert: FCC Imposes Comprehensive Data Security Requirements in Settlement with Cable Company, November 11, 2015

Co-Author, “Cyber Threat Info-Sharing Bill Advances,” Daily Journal, October 30, 2015

Speaking Engagements

12th Annual State of the Net Conference, Internet Education Foundation, January 25, 2016

“Privacy Basics for Contracting Professionals,”  Federal Publications Seminars, November 05, 2015


Communications, Internet & Technology Litigation

Privacy and Information Governance




Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1993; cum laude

Harvard University, A.B., 1989; cum laude


District of Columbia, 1996


U.S. Supreme Court, 1997

Nancy Libin is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2019, Monday, May 13, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2019, Monday, May 13, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2019, Monday, May 13, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2019, Monday, May 13, 2019, Boston, MA
Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2019, Monday, May 13, 2019, Atlanta, GA

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