Nancy C. Libin is chair of the Privacy and Information Governance Practice and a member of the Communications, Internet & Technology Practice. 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.