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President Biden Announces Intent to Nominate Paul Hastings Partner Robert Silvers as Undersecretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans at the Department of Homeland Security

April 12, 2021

Washington, D.C. — President Joe Biden announced today his intent to nominate Robert Silvers, vice chair of Paul Hastings’ Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, as Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The official White House announcement can be read here.

Before joining Paul Hastings, Silvers served in senior roles at the DHS during the Obama administration, and most recently served as Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy. He also previously served as DHS Deputy Chief of Staff, where he oversaw law enforcement activities, litigation, regulatory processes, Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) proceedings, policy, and operations across the third largest cabinet department, with over 230,000 personnel, a $40 billion budget, and 22 subordinate agencies.


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