Paul Lekas is an experienced advocate, lawyer, and expert in technology policy, government affairs, regulatory design, privacy, and national security. He has advised senior leaders in business and government for two decades. Paul currently serves as SVP for Global Public Policy with the Software & Information Industry Association, the principal trade association for companies in the business of information. Paul is responsible for developing SIIA’s public policy and government affairs strategy, thought leadership, and directing engagement at the U.S. federal and state levels and internationally on behalf of over 450 companies. Previously, Paul previously served in the U.S. government as Deputy General Counsel (Legal Counsel) at the Department of Defense and in senior strategic and management positions with the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence and the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service. In addition, as part of the Biden-Harris transition team, Paul provided counsel on national security and foreign policy matters. Paul’s government service followed over a decade in private law practice with a focus on sensitive litigation, investigations, and strategic counseling. Paul received his A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard.
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