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On Thursday, February 16, 2023, the Reiss Center on Law and Security and the National Security Law Society welcomed our third speaker of the 2022-2023 season of A Road Less Traveled: Albert Sanders, Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy, Google Cloud. Former: Associate Counsel to President Barack Obama, Office of White House Counsel; Counselor to the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Event Details

February 16, 2023

12:00  – 1:00 p.m.

Vanderbilt Hall

Room 202

Speaker Bio

Albert Sanders is an attorney and strategic advisor with experience counseling corporate leaders, U.S. Senators, Cabinet Secretaries, and the President of the United States.

Currently, as Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy for Google Cloud, Albert leads a team of attorneys and subject matter experts who advise Google executives on regulatory issues impacting global infrastructure, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the regulation of data, and human rights. Albert works directly with public and private stakeholders in developing countries who are leveraging cloud computing technology to drive innovation, improve local economies, and enhance digital literacy.

Prior to joining Google, Albert was Associate Counsel to President Barack Obama in the Office of White House Counsel, where he provided legal and strategic counsel on cybersecurity, privacy, congressional investigations, and high stakes litigation. Albert’s public service experience includes serving as Counselor to the General Counsel at the Department of Homeland Security and as Judiciary Committee Counsel to Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the Assistant Majority Leader.

Albert began his career in private practice as a litigation associate at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, DC. He is licensed to practice in California and Washington, D.C.