WASHINGTON, D.C.—Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Sujit Raman joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Raman will be a member of the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group, and will contribute to the firm’s globally regarded litigation, national security, and trade practices.
He previously served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he assisted the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General in their oversight of the nation’s cyber-related criminal and national security investigations and prosecutions. He also led DOJ’s policy formulation in a number of critical areas, including cybersecurity, cross-border data transfers and protection, 5G/supply chain security, and emerging technologies, like facial recognition, cryptocurrency, and encryption.
Mr. Raman has also been a lead U.S. representative in high-profile international data-sharing negotiations with the United Kingdom, Australia, and the European Union; coordinated DOJ’s response to the Schrems II decision of the EU Court of Justice; and contributed to the development of U.S. government policy regarding reform of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Prior to joining DOJ’s senior leadership staff in 2017, Mr. Raman served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Maryland since 2009, trying numerous cases to jury verdict and leading international fraud and corruption investigations. He was also Chief of Appeals, arguing 20 cases in the federal court of appeals, supervising the appellate work of over 80 federal prosecutors, and serving as the government’s counsel of record in several leading cases at the intersection of law, technology, and privacy.