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Top DOJ National Security Lawyer Joins WilmerHale

December 7, 2011

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that Jason Chipman has joined the firm’s Washington DC office as counsel in the Regulatory and Government Affairs Department, and member of the Defense, National Security and Government Contracts Practice (DNSGC). After seven years at the Department of Justice (DOJ) serving in the National Security Division as counsel for National Security Law and Policy, and senior counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, Chipman is returning to private practice at WilmerHale where he will join the firm’s top experts on cybersecurity policy and national security issues.

During his tenure at the DOJ, Chipman handled a wide variety of issues across the department, including congressional investigations, sensitive civil and criminal litigation matters and investigations, and advising on national security, privacy and cybersecurity issues, as well as telecommunications law and policy. He represented the government before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and frequently advised department leadership on matters being considered by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Chipman also testified before Congress on behalf of the Administration on cybersecurity issues.

“Jason brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our clients involved in cybersecurity matters, privacy, justice policy, congressional investigations, and CFIUS reviews,” said Jamie Gorelick, chair of WilmerHale’s DNSGC practice.

Prior to joining the DOJ, Chipman spent five years in private practice focusing on litigation and issues arising from the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also served as an adjunct instructor at George Mason University School of Law, teaching advanced appellate writing and advocacy. Chipman earned his BA in political science and religion, magna cum laude, from Mary Washington College. He received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.