Michael Bahar is the Co-Lead of the global Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice.
With extensive, prior interactions with the National Security Council, the US Department of Defense and the US Intelligence Community—including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and US Special Operations Command—Michael advises clients on cybersecurity and data protection issues, as well as on international law, and national security law.
While with the House Intelligence Committee, he was lead drafter and negotiator for the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, the USA Freedom Act (which reformed certain key surveillance authorities) and four annual Intelligence Authorization Acts.
More recently, he was a leader of the Committee’s investigation into the Russian hacking of the 2016 election. Michael offers clients a wealth of knowledge about cybersecurity, information sharing, privacy, crisis management and establishing cybersecurity programs that are not only in accordance with evolving laws and regulations but that also find business opportunities.