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Saxby Chambliss

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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US Law and Policy

Position

Partner

Career

Saxby Chambliss served in the US Senate for two terms and, before that, served four terms in the US House of Representatives. Georgia Trend magazine, which consistently named him one of its Most Influential Georgians, called him "a highly visible and well-respected presence in Washington," and says he earned "a reputation as an affable but straight-talking lawmaker."

During his tenure in the Senate, he served as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; the Senate Rules Committee; and his leadership and experience on homeland security and intelligence matters earned him an appointment to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where he served as vice chairman from 2011 to 2014, advocating for dramatically improved information sharing and human-intelligence-gathering capabilities. His previous role as chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security made him one of the leading congressional experts on those issues.

During the 109th Congress, Saxby served as chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee and is the only senator since 1947 to have chaired a full standing Senate committee after serving in the chamber for just two years. He served as ranking member of the Agriculture Committee during the 110th and 111th Congresses.

Saxby was first elected to Congress to represent Georgia's 8th District in 1994. Throughout his legislative career, he has been recognized numerous times by the public and private sectors for his work on agriculture, defense, budget and national security issues.

Saxby also served as the co-chair of the Senate Aerospace Caucus and the Senate Reserve Caucus, and as a member of the Senate Rural Health Caucus, the Juvenile Diabetes Caucus, the Caucus on Military Depots, Arsenals and Ammunition Plants, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and the Congressional Fire Services Caucus.

Education

JD, University of Tennessee College of Law; BA, University of Georgia


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Within: Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Highlights for DLA Piper LLP (US)’s ‘stand-out team’ included advising Pfizer on its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance program, assisting T. Rowe Price with issues surrounding the accidental transmission of company records to a vendor and acting for the State Privacy and Security Coalition on halting the implementation of state privacy rules that would have allowed internet service providers to share customer information. Jim Halpert heads the Washington DC-based practice, Chicago-based global co-chair of technology transactions Vincent Sanchez is also a key name and handles transactions involving IP assets and innovative technologies. Former Senator Saxby Chambliss is based in the firm’s Atlanta office and is highly regarded for his cybersecurity experience, including advising on cybersecurity governance, information sharing and intelligence-related matters; Rena Mears in San Francisco is also recommended for her risk assessment, program development and cybersecurity knowledge. Carol Umhoefer in Miami is the main contact for EU privacy compliance and Anna Spencer focuses on data privacy in the healthcare sector.

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