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Ashden Fein advises clients on cybersecurity and national security matters, including crisis management and incident response, risk management and governance, government and internal investigations, and regulatory compliance.

For cybersecurity matters, Mr. Fein counsels clients on preparing for and responding to cyber-based attacks, assessing security controls and practices for the protection of data and systems, developing and implementing cybersecurity risk management and governance programs, and complying with federal and state regulatory requirements. Mr. Fein frequently supports clients as the lead investigator and crisis manager for global cyber and data security incidents, including data breaches involving personal data, advanced persistent threats targeting intellectual property across industries, state-sponsored theft of sensitive U.S. government information, and destructive attacks.

  • Counsel to multiple Fortune 100 companies in responding to data and cybersecurity incidents, including, among others, stolen personal information and multiple attacks by Advanced Persistent Threats directed at the intellectual property or sensitive data of defense, life sciences, and technology companies.
  • Represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community on cybersecurity and data breach matters.
  • Represent clients from across industries with development of cyber and information security policies, including incident response preparation and training.
  • Advise companies on issues of cybersecurity, cooperation with law enforcement, and public policy.
  • Counsel to cleared U.S. companies in responding to government investigations of sensitive national security matters, compliance with the NISPOM and specific security requirements, and FOCI mitigation.
  • Counsel to multiple foreign-owned companies on data and cybersecurity issues involved in national security reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Pro Bono

  • Represent non-profit organizations to assist with development of global cybersecurity and privacy policies.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General Corps
  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Law and National Security and Information Security Committee

Previous Experience

  • Lead Trial Attorney, United States v. Private Chelsea (Bradley) Manning (WikiLeaks), United States Army (2010-2014)
  • Division Chief and Senior Trial Attorney, United States Army (2009-2010)
  • Brigade Judge Advocate and Trial Attorney, United States Army (2008-2009)
  • Military Intelligence Officer and Counterintelligence Agent, United States Army (2002-2007)