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Mayer Brown partner David Simon joins United Nations Advisory Group focused on Cybersecurity and Counterterrorism and named Adjunct Fellow for Cybersecurity at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

8 May 2017
Mayer Brown announced that Washington DC-based Cybersecurity & Data Privacy partner David Simon is now a member of a United Nations (UN) Advisory Group focused on cybersecurity and counterterrorism and has been named an Adjunct Fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Mr. Simon serves as an independent legal expert and member of the Advisory Group to the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate initiative to prevent terrorist exploitation of the Internet and related information communications technologies. The group’s overall objectives are to provide start-ups with practical templates that protect human rights and fundamental freedoms and to extend the concept of industry self-regulation to the global start-up community. Recently, he served as an independent legal expert to the UN in support of its Group of Governmental Experts on cybersecurity.

For the CSIS, Mr. Simon is an Adjunct Fellow in Cybersecurity and International Law in the Technology Policy Program, which aims to inform effective policy by conducting research on the social, economic and security challenges created by disruptive technologies. He previously served as a member of the CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force that developed cybersecurity recommendations for the 45th presidential administration.

At Mayer Brown, Mr. Simon is a member of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, National Security and Government Contracts practices. He focuses his practice on complex and sensitive cybersecurity, defense, intelligence and national security matters, with deep experience advising victims of state-sponsored cyber activity. He advises companies as they address cyber vulnerabilities and breaches, as well as associated legal, regulatory and reputational consequences. He is a former US Department of Defense special counsel and has advised extensively on cutting-edge cybersecurity and national security matters.

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