Paul Rosen is a partner in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement, Privacy & Cybersecurity, and Government Contracts groups. Paul is a former federal prosecutor and was most recently the chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security.
With more than a decade of legal, policy, and management experience across all three branches of government, Paul represents corporate and individual clients in connection with government investigations and enforcement actions, internal investigations, cybersecurity and data privacy, immigration and border-related issues, national security, and litigation. Paul also counsels clients on all aspects of managing a crisis to mitigate legal exposure in criminal, civil, regulatory, administrative, transactional, and Congressional matters.
Paul served in several senior leadership roles within the DHS, including most recently as chief of staff. In this role, on behalf of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Paul directly managed operational, organizational, policy, and legal needs for the third-largest department of government, with 230,000 employees, a $60 billion budget, and 22 component agencies. Among these were the National Protection and Programs Directorate, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration, ICE, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and U.S. Coast Guard, among others.
Paul oversaw and managed DHS’s response to some of the most sensitive and complex challenges facing the government, including civil and criminal investigations and litigation, regulatory matters, Congressional oversight, public relations, and overall crisis management. He advised the secretary and the White House on counterterrorism; cyber and data security; data breach incident response; border, aviation, and maritime security; trade and customs violations; immigration and visa policies; nuclear weapons detection; national security risks associated with foreign investments in connection with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States; federal disaster response; critical infrastructure; financial crimes; and other criminal law enforcement matters.
Paul worked closely with technology and social media companies to combat terrorist online recruitment efforts and use of encrypted communication platforms. He also participated in a number of senior international delegations to negotiate agreements on government initiatives and regularly briefed Congress. In recognition of his work, the secretary awarded Paul the DHS Distinguished Service Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the secretary to recognize exceptional and transformational public service. He is also a recipient of the Director’s Distinguished Service Award from the Secret Service.