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Paul M. Tiao

Paul M. Tiao

Hunton & Williams LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Paul is a partner in Hunton & Williams LLP’s Washington office. He co-chairs the firm’s multi-disciplinary Cyber and Physical Security Task Force and its Energy Sector Security Team. He assists clients from a wide range of sectors with security, law enforcement, electronic surveillance and privacy issues. Paul regularly advises companies on risk management, preparedness, cyber incident response, compliance, litigation, policy and legislation.  

Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Paul served as Special Counsel and then Senior Counselor for Cybersecurity and Technology to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In that position, he advised the FBI Director on programmatic, policy and legal issues relating to cyber, counterintelligence and counter-terrorism. He also represented the FBI in senior-level discussions with other agencies, the White House, Congress and industry.

Paul previously served on the US Senate Judiciary Committee as Counsel to the Senate Assistant Majority Leader, where he wrote legislation and provided advice on criminal and national security issues. He is a former Assistant US Attorney in the District of Maryland. At the US Attorney's Office, Paul investigated and prosecuted cyber intrusions, intellectual property violations, white collar fraud, organized crime, drug trafficking, and violent crimes. He also served as the coordinator of computer hacking and intellectual property cases.

Paul began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Schroeder of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then served as a trial lawyer in the honors program of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. In between stints in the government, he was in private practice at a large law firm handling civil and criminal litigation matters involving complex technology.

Paul is an adjunct professor of cybersecurity law and policy at George Washington University, a guest lecturer on cybersecurity and privacy at various universities, and an instructor at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is a member of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe; a member of the Maryland Cybersecurity Council, appointed by Attorney General Brian Frosh; and Chair of the Montgomery County Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission, appointed by County Executive Ike Leggett.

Paul M. Tiao is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Cybersecurity: Managing the Risk & Cyber Attack Simulation - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Cybersecurity: U.S. and Global Legal Landscape - Cybersecurity 2017: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents, Friday, September 15, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Cybersecurity: Managing the Risk & Cyber Attack Simulation - Cybersecurity: Managing the Risk & Cyber Attack Simulation, Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Cybersecurity: U.S. and Global Legal Landscape - Cybersecurity: U.S. and Global Legal Landscape, Friday, September 15, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Cybersecurity: Managing the Risk & Cyber Attack Simulation - Cybersecurity: Managing the Risk & Cyber Attack Simulation, Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Cybersecurity: U.S. and Global Legal Landscape - Cybersecurity: U.S. and Global Legal Landscape, Friday, September 15, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Cybersecurity: Managing the Risk & Cyber Attack Simulation - Cybersecurity: Managing the Risk & Cyber Attack Simulation, Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Cybersecurity: U.S. and Global Legal Landscape - Cybersecurity: U.S. and Global Legal Landscape, Friday, September 15, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 22, 2017, New York, NY
Cybersecurity 2017: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents, Thursday, September 21, 2017, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Hunton & Williams LLP Privacy & Information Security Law Blog: Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Updates and Analysis (Including Attachments: 1-10) - Cybersecurity 2017: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents, Monday, September 18, 2017
Manuel E. Maisog, Lawyer Insights, China’s Data Localization Provision Is Bad for the Nation (November 21, 2016) - Cybersecurity 2017: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents, Monday, September 18, 2017
Anna Pateraki, EU Regulation Binding Corporate Rules Under the GDPR—What Will Change? Bloomberg BNA World Data Protection Report, Volume 16, Number 3 (March 24, 2016) - Cybersecurity 2017: Managing Cybersecurity Incidents, Monday, September 18, 2017
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