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Ice Miller Welcomes Guillermo Christensen Ice Miller Welcomes Guillermo Christensen

Ice Miller Welcomes Guillermo Christensen

Ice Miller LLP is pleased to welcome partner Guillermo Christensen to the Firm’s Data Security and Privacy and White Collar Defense Groups.

Guillermo combines his experience as an attorney, a former CIA intelligence officer and a diplomat for the U.S. Department of State to shape and inform the advice he provides clients on various enterprise risks involving cybersecurity and national security law. His cybersecurity experience ranges from conducting information security risk assessments to managing responses to security incidents and breaches. Guillermo also counsels clients in managing national security reviews through the Committee on Foreign Investment in the Unites States (CFIUS), particularly those involving high-technology and critical infrastructure sectors. Leveraging his extensive international experience, he has also managed an active international trade practice around compliance, due diligence and M&A work, involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, and has lead internal investigations for clients operating in South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Ice Miller’s Data Security and Privacy Group is growing and adapting to newly developing and intersecting fields like Blockchain, FinTech and cybersecurity. As former information technology professionals, system engineers, and analysts, our attorneys understand the technologies involved in data and are able to effectively and efficiently advise clients on all aspects of the complex business, technological, legal and regulatory issues that relate to protecting such information. With experience throughout multiple legal disciplines, Ice Miller provides end-to-end coverage of privacy and data security issues.

Guillermo joins recent new hire partner Justin Steffen and 2018 additions partner Reena Bajowala and attorney Rachel Spiker. These additions reflect the group’s efforts to expand geographically, assist clients internationally and adapt its focus to include emerging technologies and the legal circumstances surrounding them.

“Guillermo has worked extensively in international cybersecurity affairs,” said Steve Humke, chief managing partner of Ice Miller. “His experience in the national security sphere will make a huge impact on the Data Security and Privacy Group’s efforts to expand its reach and focus.”
 
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Guillermo served as an intelligence officer with the CIA for 15 years in a variety of domestic and international assignments. His work in the intelligence community included stints at the FBI and helping to set up national fusion centers focused on new emerging threats. From 2001-2002, he held the National Intelligence Fellow position at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Guillermo subsequently returned to public service in 2010-2011 as the Science and Technology Advisor to the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. There, Guillermo was responsible for managing and conceptualizing U.S. policy in the areas of technology, telecommunications, privacy and science at the OECD. He advocated for U.S. interests across a range of technology issues, such as cybersecurity, data privacy, cloud computing, cross-border data flows and intellectual property. 
  
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This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.
 
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