April Falcon Doss

April Falcon Doss

April Falcon Doss (@AprilFDoss) is a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, where she chairs the firm’s Cybersecurity and Privacy practice and co-chairs its Congressional Investigation group. From 2017-2018, she served as Senior Minority Counsel for the Russia Investigation in the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Before that, April spent over a decade at the National Security Agency where she managed counterterrorism programs and new technology development, was posted overseas as a foreign liaison officer, and served as the Associate General Counsel for Intelligence Law. Prior to her federal government service, April worked as a public defender, civil litigator, and in-house counsel. She received her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, her undergraduate degree from Yale, and has an MFA in creative writing from Goucher College.

April is a frequent commentator on issues relating to national security, cybersecurity, and privacy: she’s appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and CBC; she’s frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, and other major news outlets; and her articles have appeared in The Atlantic, The Weekly Standard, Bustle, and The Washington Post. April teaches Information Privacy and Internet Law at the University of Maryland law school, and she’s the author of the book “Cyber Privacy: Who Has Your Data, and Why You Should Care.”