Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice – Steptoe and Johnson, LLP
Michael Vatis heads Steptoe’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice and is an appellate litigator. He advises clients on data privacy and cybersecurity issues, including preparation for and response to data breaches and compliance with US and international privacy laws. Before private practice, Michael led the FBI’s cybercrime program and advised the Attorney General on national security and cybersecurity issues. He also was the founding director of Dartmouth’s Institute for Security Technology Studies and the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P).