Beth George

Beth George

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Not in residence

Research Interests

Cybersecurity | Surveillance

Bio

Beth George is Of Counsel in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her practice focuses on the representation of companies in complex cybersecurity and data security matters, including providing advice on legal challenges faced by companies when preparing for and responding to cybersecurity breaches. In addition, Beth currently is a lecturer on surveillance law and technology at the UC Berkeley School of Law, and she serves as a senior adjunct fellow for the New York University School of Law's Center for Law.
 
Previously, Beth served as Deputy General Counsel to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), where she advised senior leadership on legislative, policy, and oversight matters. From 2011 to 2016, Beth served in various roles for the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), including as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, Counsel to the Office of Law & Policy, and as an Honors Attorney and Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Intelligence. She also practiced before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on a variety of classified matters and represented the DOJ in high-level meetings led by the National Security Council staff. 
 
On detail from the DOJ from 2015 to 2016, Beth served in the White House as Associate Counsel in the Office of the White House Counsel, where led responses for the office on cybersecurity and national security matters, including the response to the largest U.S. government data breach at the Office of Personnel Management. Before serving as Associate Counsel at the White House, Beth was a Professional Staff Member and Counsel to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from 2014 to 2015, also on detail from the DOJ. In this role, she was the sole attorney serving on the committee's bipartisan, end-to-end review of intelligence collection activities for all components of the U.S. intelligence community.
 
Following law school, Beth served as a law clerk at the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel, and then to Chief Justice Theodore A. McKee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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