Former Chief of Staff for the Department of Justice Antitrust Division
Adam M. Golodner is an advisor on global cyber, emerging technology, national security, and regulatory issues. A former global law firm partner, technology executive, senior Justice Department official, and academic, Adam brings a holistic approach to helping companies navigate the intersection of cyberspace, markets, and governments.
Focused for over 25 years on the intersection of technology, policy, economics and law, Adam has helped move the needle on how companies and countries both manage cyber risk and drive innovation and security into products and networks. His past positions have included Senior Counsel, Global Cyber Practice, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, LLP; Partner and Leader Global Cyber Practice, Kaye Scholer, LLP; Director, Global Security and Technology Policy, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Associate Director, Institute for Security, Technology and Society Dartmouth College; Chief of Staff, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice; Deputy Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Search Manager, Office of Presidential Personnel, The White House .
In law and policy, the National Law Journal recognized Adam as a “Cybersecurity Trailblazer”, the Cybersecurity Docket named him to the “Incident Response 30,” and he has been recognized as a leading cyber lawyer in Chambers Global (China Cyber), Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and Global Investigations Review.
In addition to service as a Senior Advisor with WestExec Advisors, Adam is the Founder and CEO of Vortex Strategic Consulting, LLC, where he focuses on helping companies drive trust into products, services, and operations, and AMG Global Cyber Law PLLC, where provides legal services for cutting edge technology firms.
Dedicated to public service, he also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Tech and Innovation Council of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a Visiting Fellow at the George Mason University National Security Institute (NSI), an Executive Fellow at the Center for Digital Strategies at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, an Executive Fellow at the Corporate Information Security (CISO) Roundtable at SDA Bocconi School of Management, and a member of the FBI’s InfraGard program.
Adam is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the George Mason University Law School, and has taught classes on cybersecurity and FinTech. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School and Colorado College.