Norma M. Krayem, a recognized expert in the fields of cybersecurity and data privacy, serves as Vice President and Chair of VSA’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Digital Innovation Practice Group.
Ms. Krayem created one of the first-ever cybersecurity practices at a major international AmLaw 100 law firm in 2005 at a time when most practices only focused on data security or privacy. Since that time she has held leadership roles running cybersecurity and privacy teams across a number of firms. She focuses on the intersection of trade, technology, homeland security and cyber risk for clients in heavily regulated critical infrastructure sectors. She focuses on the nexus of strategic business, policy and regulatory advice, coupled with the tools that a government relations practice brings to clients in the areas of cybersecurity, data privacy and digital innovation. She works with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and public sector entities in key sectors, including banking and financial services, energy, communications, health, all modes of transportation, and other critical sectors. She also works extensively on emerging technologies, including FinTech, blockchain and virtual/cryptocurrencies, and created a FinTech policy practice at her last firm.
She also works with U.S and international regulators on global cybersecurity and privacy issues, including in bilateral and multilateral agreements spanning the G7, G20, EU, APEC, and other multinational organizations. She has worked U.S.-EU programs including the Safe Harbor program, Privacy Shield, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and others, including the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules.
Ms. Krayem works on a daily basis with the executive branch, Congress, and the White House on a host of matters, including those pertaining to the U.S. Departments of State, Homeland Security, Commerce, Defense, Treasury, House and Urban Development, Education, Health and Human Services, as well as the Federal Trade Commission among others. She also works extensively with key congressional committees, including Armed Services, Appropriations, Banking, Commerce, Foreign Relations, Finance, Homeland Security, International Affairs, Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Ways and Means.