Aaron Burstein brings deep expertise in privacy, data security, and consumer protection law to his practice. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Burstein spent nearly a decade in federal government service. Most recently, he was an attorney in the FTC's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection and a senior legal adviser to Commissioner Julie Brill. As an adviser to Commissioner Brill, Mr. Burstein provided legal and policy advice on U.S. and international privacy and data protection issues, rulemakings, and enforcement actions involving nearly every area of the FTC's consumer protection authority.
Prior to joining the FTC, Mr. Burstein was a policy adviser at NTIA, where he was the principal drafter of the Department of Commerce's consumer privacy "green paper" and the White House's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights report. He also served as Director for Privacy and Civil Liberties in the National Security Council's Cybersecurity Directorate. Following law school, Mr. Burstein was a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and was a research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and School of Information.