U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Kathleen spent nearly 20 years in law enforcement, intelligence and government affairs. She served as Counsel on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence — the Senate Committee that oversees the 17 federal agencies and offices in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Kathleen provided legal and policy advice to members of Congress on a wide range of national security matters, including cybersecurity, surveillance, data collection and privacy.
Kathleen was the lead negotiator on cybersecurity information sharing legislation in the U.S. Senate during the 112th and 113th Congresses and was heavily involved in the passage of legislation relating to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the USA PATRIOT Act. Throughout her tenure on the committee, Kathleen appeared on numerous panels before legislative, business and privacy groups as well as industry representatives to discuss the impact of potential legislation.
Federal Law Enforcement
Kathleen served as an Assistant General Counsel at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, overseeing all legal aspects of the FBI's counterterrorism, counterintelligence and cyber undercover operations. During Kathleen's five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida, she prosecuted a variety of federal offenses, including narcotics, violent crime, fraud, money laundering and child pornography. She also served as the computer crimes/child pornography coordinator.
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