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Ashden Fein
Ashden Fein
Washington +1 202 662 5116 Download V-card

Ashden Fein advises clients on cybersecurity and national security matters, including government and internal investigations, regulatory, and complex litigation matters.

For cybersecurity matters, Mr. Fein specifically counsels clients on preparing for and responding to cyber-based attacks on their networks, assessing their security controls and practices for the protection of data, developing and implementing information security programs, and complying with federal and state regulatory requirements. Mr. Fein also has been the lead investigator for multiple complex investigations involving a range of cyber and data security incidents, including data security breach matters involving millions of affected consumers and advanced persistent threats targeting intellectual property.

  • Counsel to multiple companies in responding to data and cybersecurity incidents, including, among others, stolen personal information and multiple attacks by Advanced Persistent Threats directed at the intellectual property of defense, life sciences and other IP-intensive companies.
  • Represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission on cybersecurity and data breach matters.
  • Represent multiple clients with development of cyber and information security and privacy policies, including incident response preparation and training.
  • Advise companies on issues of cybersecurity, cooperation with law enforcement, and public policy.   
  • Counsel to cleared U.S. companies in responding to government investigations of sensitive national security matters and FOCI mitigation.
  • Counsel to multiple foreign-owned companies on data and cybersecurity issues involved in national security reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Pro Bono

  • Represent a non-profit organization to assist with development of global cybersecurity and privacy policies.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General Corps
  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Law and National Security and Information Security Committee

Previous Experience

  • Lead Trial Attorney, United States v. Private Chelsea (Bradley) Manning (WikiLeaks), United States Army (2010-2014)
  • Division Chief and Senior Trial Attorney, United States Army (2009-2010)
  • Brigade Judge Advocate and Trial Attorney, United States Army (2008-2009)
  • Military Intelligence Officer and Counterintelligence Agent, United States Army (2002-2007)