Lydia Lichlyter

Lydia Lichlyter focuses her practice on regulatory, cybersecurity and privacy matters.  She has experience interpreting the California Consumer Privacy Act and has been monitoring the related legislative and regulatory efforts for the past several months.

Ms. Lichlyter was a summer associate at WilmerHale in 2017, where she focused on litigation and regulatory matters. Prior to joining the firm, she was a legal intern for the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the US Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, where she focused on issues such as ransomware schemes, computer hacking, encryption and wiretapping crimes. She also worked as a research assistant for the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society’s Cybersecurity Project, where she investigated the development of encryption technology and worked on matters regarding cross-border data transfers and genetic privacy laws. 

As an undergraduate student, Ms. Lichlyter was a teaching assistant in the University of Virginia Computer Science Department and an IT intern and software developer at MVM, Inc.

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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