Lydia Lichlyter advises clients on investigations and other issues relating to privacy, cybersecurity and regulatory matters. She also works with clients facing congressional scrutiny, including preparing witnesses for hearings and responding to formal and informal inquiries.

Ms. Lichlyter represents clients in investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general regarding consumer protection and privacy concerns. She also advises clients on their obligations under federal and state privacy and cybersecurity laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act and California Privacy Rights Act.

Ms. Lichlyter was a summer associate at WilmerHale in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a legal intern for the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the US Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, and for the Appeals Unit of the Boston US Attorney’s Office. She also worked as a research assistant for Professor Jonathan Zittrain and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society’s Cybersecurity Project. 

As an undergraduate student, Ms. Lichlyter was a teaching assistant in the University of Virginia Computer Science Department.

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  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 2018

      cum laude Winner, Best Oralist in semifinal round, Ames Moot Court Competition, Technology Editor, Production Editor, Journal of Law and Technology, Cyberlaw Clinic, Government Attorney Clinic, Boston USAO Appeals Unit
    • BA, Political Philosophy, Policy and Law, University of Virginia, 2015

      with highest distinction
    • BA, Computer Science, University of Virginia, 2015

      with distinction Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Founding Member and Peer Mentor
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia