Press Release

US Senate Confirms Travis LeBlanc to Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

July 1, 2019

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. 

About Cooley LLP

Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law. 

Cooley has 1,000+ lawyers across 15 offices in the United States, Asia and Europe.


This content is provided for general informational purposes only, and your access or use of the content does not create an attorney-client relationship between you or your organization and Cooley LLP, Cooley (UK) LLP, or any other affiliated practice or entity (collectively referred to as “Cooley”). By accessing this content, you agree that the information provided does not constitute legal or other professional advice. This content is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney licensed in your jurisdiction and you should not act or refrain from acting based on this content. This content may be changed without notice. It is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up to date, and it may not reflect the most current legal developments. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Do not send any confidential information to Cooley, as we do not have any duty to keep any information you provide to us confidential. This content may be considered Attorney Advertising and is subject to our legal notices.