Today on That Tech Pod, Laura and Gabi speak with Kevin Adler.
Kevin Adler is a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy attorney who helps businesses, local governments, and individuals understand and navigate the legal issues posed by new technologies and cyber threats.
Using his experience with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and other federal agencies, Kevinprepares clients for the eventuality of a cybersecurity incident. Even in the absence of a direct threat, understanding the legal issues behind new technologies can be difficult for even the most sophisticated organization. Throughout his career, Kevinhas worked with new technologies and found inventive ways to serve his clients within existing regulatory frameworks.
Before joining Woods Rogers in 2021, Kevin won a Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF), where he took part in the U.S. government program aimed at getting individuals with unique skills into leadership positions across the federal government. As a Fellow, Kevin worked in the Department of Homeland Security Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) and CISA. At CWMD, he advised the Department of Homeland Security’s Securing the Cities, BioWatch, and Chemical Defense programs on intergovernmental agreements. At CISA, Kevin provided counsel for the CISA COVID Crisis Action Team and provided legal support on regulatory, intelligence, chemical security, cybersecurity, infrastructure security, legislative, unmanned aerial vehicle, and supply chain security issues. Kevin holds a Secret clearance and has previously worked on Top Secret and Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS//SCI) programs and projects across the federal enterprise.
Kevin graduated cum laude from the University of Nebraska College of Law with Concentrated Areas of Study in Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law and International and National Security Law. After graduation, Kevin supported NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Services Program (LSP), where he assisted in providing legal advice to program officials.
Kevin grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln cum laude with majors in Political Science and Global Studies. He also was an Intelligence Community Scholar Distinguished Graduate. During law school, Kevin was a finalist in the North American Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Moot Court Competition and interned with the United States Navy Judge Advocate General, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), and externed at the Department of Defense Office of General Counsel International Affairs at the Pentagon.