Leah Schloss

Leah Schloss advises clients on cybersecurity, government contracts, and export control investigative, regulatory, and compliance issues.

Ms. Schloss has extensive experience coordinating data breach investigations for clients in the retail, professional services, government contracts and technology industries. Her experience includes overseeing third-party forensic investigators; synthesizing forensic fact development for briefings to client management, officers, boards and third parties; interfacing with various third parties, including Payment Card Industry Forensic Investigators, payment card brands, law enforcement and regulators, as well as breached entities' customers, insurance providers, auditors and vendors; assessing obligations under state and federal data breach notification laws; and drafting breach notification letters, media statements and securities disclosures. 

Ms. Schloss counsels clients ranging from financial services companies to clients in the healthcare, government contracts and defense sectors on cybersecurity legislative, compliance and governance matters, including legislative and regulatory developments, regulator investigations, state and federal data security guidelines and requirements (including sector-specific guidance such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), and risk and governance assessments. 

Her experience also includes conducting internal investigations for defense contractors, counseling clients on export control and surveillance law matters, and bringing and defending bid protests and Small Business Administration size challenges, including successfully defending a small business against a size challenge involving the client's largest award in company history. 

Past Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Schloss served as a law clerk at the Senate Judiciary Committee for Senator Leahy, where she conducted research on issues arising out of the reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act, as well as judicial and executive nominations. As a member of Georgetown's Federal Legislation and Administrative Law Clinic, Ms. Schloss researched a variety of legal issues related to cybersecurity, including evaluating various proposed cybersecurity information-sharing and liability protection bills. 

Ms. Schloss was also an intern in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for General Law of the US Department of Energy and a research assistant for Professor David Cole at the Georgetown University Law Center.

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  • Education

    • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2012

      magna cum laude Notes Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law, Order of the Coif
    • BA, International Affairs and Political Science, The George Washington University, 2009

      magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Maryland