Alan Raul is the lead global coordinator of Sidley's highly ranked privacy, data security and information law practice. He represents companies on federal, state and international privacy issues, including global data protection and compliance programmes, data breaches, cybersecurity, consumer protection issues and internet law. Alan's practice involves litigation and counselling regarding consumer class actions, FTC, State Attorney General, Department of Justice and other government investigations, enforcement actions and regulation. Alan provides clients with perspective gained from extensive government services as well. He previously served as vice chairman of the White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, general counsel of the Office of Management and Budget, and of the US Department of Agriculture, and associate counsel to the president.Alan serves as a member of the privacy, intellectual property, technology, and antitrust litigation advisory committee of the National Chamber Litigation Center (affiliated with the US Chamber of Commerce). Alan also serves on the American Bar Association's cybersecurity legal task force by appointment of the ABA president. Alan's government service is extensive. He served as vice chairman of the White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a panel established by the legislation implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, from March 2006 to January 2008. Alan was appointed to this part-time position by President George W Bush following confirmation by the United States Senate. Alan received his JD from Yale Law School in 1980, his MPA from Harvard University in 1977 and his AB (magna cum laude) from Harvard University in 1975. He is admitted in the District of Columbia and New York.
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