Washington, DC – July 1, 2019 – The US Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Travis LeBlanc, partner and vice chair of Cooley's cyber/data/privacy practice, to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
The PCLOB’s mission is to advise on and review the federal government’s counterterrorism activities to safeguard privacy and civil liberties. The independent, bipartisan agency’s five members are nominated by the president, confirmed by the Senate and serve staggered six-year terms.
LeBlanc is frequently recognized for his deep experience in litigation, policy and regulatory matters involving cutting-edge cybersecurity, privacy, telecommunications and tech issues. He has been named a Top Cyber Lawyer by the Daily Journal and a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer by the National Law Journal, and he is ranked as one of the top 30 data breach response lawyers by Cybersecurity Docket. In 2017, the US Department of Commerce and the European Commission tapped him as an arbitrator for the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.
Before entering private practice, LeBlanc served as the chief of the Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau, as a senior adviser to former California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and as an attorney in the US Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.
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