Todd Hinnen is a partner at Perkins Coie and the Chair of the firm’s national Privacy and Security practice. Todd is also a lecturer in law at Stanford Law School and the University of Washington Law School, teaching courses regarding cybersecurity, national security investigations and surveillance. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Senior Advisory Group of the Foundation for Defense of Democracy’s Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare Project.
Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Todd served in and twice headed the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division. He was the Chief Counsel to Senator Joseph Biden and the Staff Director of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs. Todd also served as a Director for Combating Terrorism at the National Security Council, and a prosecutor in the Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. He was appointed the Rapporteur for the G8 Subgroup on High Tech Crime and the Head of the U.S. Delegation to the Organization of American States Cybercrime Experts Group. Todd clerked for the Honorable Richard Tallman on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and of Amherst College, where he majored in physics and philosophy.