Crowell & Moring LLP
A unique Washington lawyer, Evan D. Wolff possesses the hands-on experience in the technologies and policies that govern the cybersecurity space and is an authority on cybersecurity and privacy regulations. Evan served as an advisor to the senior leadership at the stand-up of the Department of Homeland Security. He is a highly sought-after lawyer for leading defense, energy and manufacturing companies and a thought leader on federal government initiatives in public and private sector coordination in addressing cyber issues.
As Crowell & Moring’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Co-chair, Evan advises companies on network security, investigation coordination after intrusions, data breaches, and insurance issues. Evan recognizes that despite best efforts cyber incidents happen, so he takes an innovative approach to developing blended legal, technical, and governance mechanisms so companies are prepared with a rapid and comprehensive response. This includes conducting incident simulations and developing incident response plans. He has advised companies and their boards on more than 100 data breaches, managing the legal, technical, and management aspects of those responses.
Evan was recently inducted as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is co-chair of the ABA’s Homeland Security Law Institute and senior advisor to the ABA Committee on Law and National Security; advisor to The Chertoff Group; an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law; a fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; and a member of the Sandia National Lab External Advisory Board, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Security Task Force, and the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Group.