FBI Senior Cyber Security Advisor Paul M. Tiao has joined Hunton & Williams LLP as a partner in the firm’s privacy and data security practice group. Tiao previously served as Senior Counselor to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III on cyber security, electronic surveillance, intellectual property crimes, digital forensics, and other national security and criminal issues.
“Cybercrime is a critical global problem,” said Tiao. “Hunton & Williams was among the first firms to recognize this issue and founded the practice more than 13 years ago. I think it has built the single best team of privacy and data security professionals that reaches across the United States, Europe and Asia.”
While in his role as Senior Counselor at the FBI, he formulated cyber security policy positions, drafted legislative language, coordinated strategy on these issues; and represented the FBI in discussions within the Executive Branch, with Congress, and with industry leaders.
He also served on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee as Counsel to Senate Assistant Majority Leader Richard J. Durbin, and as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Maryland. In his current role, Tiao will work in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.