Jason C. Chipman


Chipman, Jason C.

Jason Chipman's practice focuses on cybersecurity and data breach issues, advising clients about the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Defense Security Service issues, and export control investigations and guidance. He joined the firm in 2011 after serving as Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General at the US Department of Justice, and after having previously served as Counsel for National Security Law and Policy in the Department's National Security Division.

During his time at the DOJ, Mr. Chipman's practice focused on national security issues, representing the government in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, CFIUS, cybersecurity, FBI investigations, and sensitive Intelligence Community activities.

Prior to joining the US Department of Justice, Mr. Chipman was an associate at Hogan & Hartson L.L.P in Washington DC, where his practice focused on complex trial and appellate litigation, 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, instructing legal drafting, and advanced appellate writing and advocacy courses.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Chipman served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Frank Schwelb of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Honors & Awards

  • 2008 Special Achievement Award from the Justice Department’s National Security Division
  • Director of National Intelligence 2008 Intelligence Community Legal Award for a team project involving cybersecurity
  • Director of National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction (2009)

Publications & News


February 23, 2018

SEC Approves Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures

On February 21, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved an interpretive release updating guidance on public company disclosure and other obligations concerning cybersecurity matters. This article was also published by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.

January 4, 2018

Compliance Deadline Reached for DoD Contractor Security Controls Requirements

Under the Department of Defense (DoD) final Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement rule on Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services, DoD contractors maintaining, processing, or otherwise possessing “covered defense information” on their own systems must now be compliant with the technical, physical, and administrative security controls outlined in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication (SP) 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations,  as the “grace period” for compliance ended on December 31, 2017.

January 2, 2018

WilmerHale Announces 2018 Partner Elevations

We are pleased to announce the elevation of our new partners.

November 30, 2017

WilmerHale Represents AM General in Commercial Plant Acquisition by SF Motors

WilmerHale client AM General has sold its commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka, Indiana to SF Motors, an electric vehicle clean mobility company.

August 3, 2017

Firm's Representation of Hilton is Honored as Global Finance Deal of the Year by The American Lawyer

For the past five years, The American Lawyer has hosted the Global Legal Awards to honor matters that demonstrate the industry's ability to navigate complex international legal issues.

August 1, 2017

Market Intelligence: Privacy & Cybersecurity

Partners Benjamin Powell and Jason Chipman discuss cybersecurity concerns nationwide and focus on the evolving regulatory requirements for businesses at risk in these chapters published by Getting the Deal Through.

January 3, 2017

WilmerHale Announces 2017 Partner Elevations and Recognizes New Special Counsel

We are pleased to announce the elevation of our new partners, as well as to recognize our new special counsel.

December 30, 2016

President Obama Sanctions Russia Over Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities

President Obama amended a previously-issued executive order designed to address cyber-enabled activities yesterday in response to “Russia's cyber activities [that] were intended to influence the election, erode faith in US democratic institutions, sow doubt about the integrity of our electoral process, and undermine confidence in the institutions of the US government.”

November 21, 2016

WilmerHale Attorneys Explain the Evolving Cybersecurity Environment of the Energy Sector

The Cybersecurity Law Report recently conducted a Q&A with Jonathan Cedarbaum, Jason Chipman and Nathaniel Custer about cybersecurity developments affecting the energy sector.

November 9, 2016

WilmerHale Reps Hilton Special Committee in $6.5B Investment by HNA Group

The WilmerHale deal team was led by Partner Mark Borden and included Partners Jay Bothwick, Julie Hogan Rodgers, Bill Caporizzo, Erika Robinson, Jonathan Wolfman, Hartmut Schneider, Ben Powell, Jason Chipman; Counsel Eric Hanson; and Associate Cynthia Moon.


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JD, University of Virginia School of Law

BA, Mary Washington College

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia



District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1999 - 2000

Government Experience

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