Raj De

Mayer Brown

Raj De is a member of the Ransomware Task Force Steering Committee.

Raj De, a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office, serves on the firm’s global Management Committee and leads the firm’s global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice, as well as the firm’s National Security practice. Raj focuses his practice on cutting-edge legal and policy issues at the nexus of global risk, technology, security, and privacy. He advises clients, including management teams and boards of directors, in connection with crisis management, government investigations, high-stakes litigation, regulatory enforcement matters, and congressional inquiries. After nearly two decades in private practice and public service across all three branches of the United States government, Raj is one of the most trusted voices in Washington, drawing upon a wealth of experience to provide clients with strategic counseling and practical legal advice. He has held senior appointments in the White House, the Department of Justice and the Department of Defense. 

Raj returned to Mayer Brown in 2015 after serving as General Counsel at the United States National Security Agency, where he served as the agency’s chief legal officer and senior advisor to the NSA Director. He supervised an office of approximately one hundred lawyers and represented the agency regularly with senior officials across the executive branch, as well as before the US Congress and foreign governments. Prior to his service at the NSA, Raj served in the White House as Staff Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing all written material provided to the President. Raj has also had significant congressional experience over the course of his career, having served as Counsel to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the “9/11 Commission”) and as Counsel to a special bipartisan staff of the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.