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April Doss

General Counsel

Current Position

April Falcon Doss was named General Counsel for the National Security Agency in May 2022. 

Ms. Doss first came to the National Security Agency in 2003.  Over the next thirteen years, she served as a senior policy officer working on information sharing issues in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, managed operational programs and technology innovation efforts, was posted overseas as a foreign liaison officer, and served as the Associate General Counsel for Intelligence Law before resigning from NSA.

Between 2016 and 2022, Ms. Doss held a number of positions in the public and private sector.  She worked in private law practice as a partner at a major U.S. law firm, where she chaired the Cybersecurity and Privacy practice group.  She served as Senior Minority Counsel for the Russia Investigation in the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  Most recently before returning to NSA, Ms. Doss was the Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown University.

Ms. Doss has held numerous teaching appointments over the years, including as a senior lecturer at Georgetown Law School and as adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland and University of Baltimore law schools. 

Ms. Doss graduated magna cum laude from Yale, earned her J.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and holds an M.F.A. degree from Goucher College. She is the author of the award-winning book "Cyber Privacy: Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care."