Adam Golodner

Adam Golodner
Senior Counsel
Arnold & Porter

Adam Golodner helps clients solve tough issues at the intersection of law, technology, security, and markets. He has a global, and holistic view of cybersecurity and privacy issues, formed through over 20 years of cyber and tech leadership positions in industry, government and academia. Prior to returning to private practice, Mr. Golodner was an executive at Cisco Systems (where he led global cyber policy for 10 years), an academic at Dartmouth College (Associate Director of the Institute for Security, Technology and Society), and a senior official at the Department of Justice (Chief of Staff of the Antitrust Division) and the Department of Agriculture (Deputy Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service). He talks the language of the general counsel, the chief information security officer, and the chief operating officer, and finds strategic fact- and law-based solutions to pressing cyber policy, litigation, breach, compliance, governance, and transaction issues. Mr. Golodner understands networks, hardware, software, innovation and standards, and what companies can do to protect their operations, customers, brand, and competitive advantage.

A global leader in cyber issues, Mr. Golodner was named a "Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer" by the National Law Journal in its inaugural 2015 list, a member of the "Incident Response 30" by the Cybersecurity Docket in its inaugural 2016 list, been recognized by Chambers and the Legal 500,  and has been quoted in The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesFinancial Times, and TIME Magazine. He is also an Executive Fellow at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, and a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) where he serves on the Cyber and Tech Executive Council.

Having moved the needle on issues at the intersection of business and regulation, Mr. Golodner also advises clients on antitrust, telecoms and regulation, public controversies, and public policy and legislation.

Mr. Golodner received his law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the University of Colorado Law Review.

Recent Events and Presentations

March 27, 2019

From data breaches to denial of service attacks, the private sector routinely faces a barrage of threats from those seeking to wreak havoc on their digital systems. When faced with an attack, companies can take steps to secure their own systems, but they are not authorized to retaliate against any system that they do not own. What are the domestic and international implications of authorizing private entities to engage in offensive cybersecurity operations?