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Cybersecurity and International Trade Lawyer Stephenie Gosnell Handler Joins Gibson Dunn in Washington, D.C.

July 11, 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP announced right now that Stephenie Gosnell Handler has rejoined the agency as a partner and member of the Worldwide Trade and the Privateness, Cybersecurity and Knowledge Innovation Observe Teams, primarily based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. place of work.  Handler rejoins the organization from McKinsey & Business, in which she served as Director for Cybersecurity Technique and Digital Acceleration.

“We are delighted to welcome Stephenie again to Gibson Dunn,” reported Barbara L. Becker, Chair and Handling Companion of Gibson Dunn.  “She brings to Gibson Dunn a prosperity of expertise on CFIUS, cybersecurity, know-how, knowledge, export controls, sanctions, and nationwide stability.  Her extraordinary know-how across some of the most significant issues of our time will be an invaluable asset to our clients and our company.”

“Gibson Dunn’s Worldwide Trade Observe Group has grown substantially in recent a long time to fulfill demand from clientele who are navigating rising complexity in all corners of the world,” included Judith A. Lee, Co-Chair of the Global Trade Practice Team.  “Stephenie will also increase our ability to assist our M&A and private equity legal professionals with CFIUS problems and other worldwide trade compliance in M&A because of diligence.”

“Stephenie is a marvelous addition to the company,” explained Alexander Southwell, Co-Chair of the Privateness, Cybersecurity and Information Innovation Exercise Group.  “Her in-house encounter foremost an operational cybersecurity group focused on ‘seeing all over the corner’ to foresee and deal with risk in the rapidly evolving cyber and tech landscape will complement our strengths in this place.”

“Returning to Gibson Dunn feels like coming total circle,” claimed Handler.  “Cybersecurity and technological know-how are more and more converging with worldwide trade and countrywide protection plan and regulatory regimes, and I’m thrilled to be part of my colleagues as we aid clientele navigate these intricate and evolving locations.  Gibson Dunn gives a robust platform and deep abilities to provide clients, and the collaborative, inquisitive culture drives toward offering success for our consumers.”

About Stephenie Gosnell Handler

Handler methods intercontinental trade and cybersecurity and engineering law, with a emphasis on CFIUS, export controls, sanctions, national safety, cybersecurity, info and technological innovation problems.  She has sizeable experience advising on all factors of countrywide protection opinions by CFIUS, which includes privateness and cybersecurity-connected opinions and the implementation of mitigation agreements involving community stability and IT infrastructure prerequisites for providers in industries relying on rising technologies.  She also has practical experience with export controls, such as advising on the application of export command needs to information safety, which has involved the development of ITAR-compliant IT systems, storage and transfer of information, and disclosures.

Right before joining Gibson Dunn, Handler was Director for Cybersecurity Approach and Digital Acceleration at McKinsey & Business, the place she suggested senior management on general public policy and emerging trends relating to cybersecurity, know-how, and details.  In this job, she led a workforce of gurus accountable for McKinsey’s cybersecurity approach, cyber requirements and certification packages, lifecycle governance initiatives, facts analytics and optimizations for cyber processes, electronic acceleration attempts across the cyber area, and cybersecurity strategic initiatives, like enhancing incident response capabilities and responding to geopolitical events.  Right before that, she served as Associate Typical Counsel at McKinsey and managed a worldwide workforce of lawyers that recommended on cybersecurity and know-how dangers and threats, incident response preparedness, seller cyber possibility management, and M&A due diligence.

Handler was an affiliate at Gibson Dunn from 2011 to 2015.  Before becoming a member of McKinsey in 2019, she practiced with one more international law organization, where she advised clientele on both of those global trade and cybersecurity matters.

Handler graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2001 as a Distinguished Graduate and obtained her M.A. in National Protection Reports from Georgetown University in 2001.  From 2001 to 2008, Handler served in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Subsequent her assistance, Handler graduated in 2011 from Stanford Regulation University where by she was co-editor-in-main of the Stanford Journal of Global Legislation.