Robert Silvers is a partner in the White Collar Investigations and Privacy and Cybersecurity practices of Paul Hastings. His practice focuses on global internal investigations and enforcement proceedings, cybersecurity and data privacy, government security review of foreign investments, and civil litigation at the intersection of law and technology.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Silvers served as the Obama administration’s Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he was responsible for the federal government’s engagement on cyber defense with the private sector, its response during significant cyber incidents, and its pursuit of law enforcement cyber investigations.
Mr. Silvers previously served as DHS’s Deputy Chief of Staff. In this role, Mr. Silvers had direct oversight of the Department’s law enforcement and counterterrorism programs, its security review of foreign investment under the CFIUS process, and an array of immigration, border, economic crime, travel facilitation, aviation security, and cybersecurity priorities.
Mr. Silvers represents companies for their most critical data security and privacy challenges. He regularly navigates companies through data breach response and accompanying regulatory and litigation defense. An expert in Internet of Things security and international regulatory requirements, he also guides companies proactively to ensure compliance with privacy and security regulations and best practices.
Mr. Silvers is a senior adjunct fellow at the NYU Center on Law and Security. He is designing portions of the curriculum and will teach next year in the new M.S. in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy program co-offered by NYU Law School and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.