Samuel Kane focuses his practice on cybersecurity and privacy matters. In his current role, he assists companies in responding to government cybersecurity and data privacy investigations; aids companies’ compliance efforts in relation to various state, federal, and international cybersecurity and data privacy legal frameworks; and supports companies’ responses to cybersecurity incidents and data breaches. He is also a regular contributor to the WilmerHale Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Blog, where he writes primarily on state and federal privacy and cybersecurity law topics.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kane clerked for the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While pursuing his legal education, Mr. Kane was a summer associate at WilmerHale and served as a legal intern in the Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. 

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Kane worked for a Washington, DC area consulting company, conducting cybersecurity-oriented research and analysis for federal government and national laboratory clients.

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  • Education

    • JD, The University of Chicago Law School, 2021

      with honors

      Comments Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review, David M. Rubenstein Scholarship, Vice President, Law and Technology Society

    • BSFS, International Politics, Georgetown University, 2013

      summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2021 - 2022



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