Jenner & Block

Nancy C. Libin is chair of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity 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 and cybersecurity.  A former chief privacy and civil liberties officer of the US Department of Justice (DOJ), she provides in-depth advice to clients in a range of industries, including telecommunications, financial services and FinTech, technology, education, manufacturing, retail and more. Ms. Libin focuses on the privacy and security implications of new technologies, and counsels clients as they develop new products and services to ensure compliance with privacy and data security laws and regulations.  She represents clients in proceedings before government agencies, assists companies that face government investigations and enforcement proceedings and advises boards of directors regarding cybersecurity risk management.

During her three years as the chief privacy and civil liberties officer at the Justice Department, she focused on the intersection of privacy and the use of technology, including issues related to electronic surveillance, cloud computing, location privacy, data breach, cybersecurity and international data protection.  While at DOJ, she was involved in multiple 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, where she drafted legislation and advised Senator Biden 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.