Guillermo Christensen

Brown Rudnick, Washington, DC

Guillermo leads the cybersecurity practice at Brown Rudnick, a practice which he is modeling partially on concepts drawn from the information security disciplines in the military and intelligence spheres. Prior to practicing law, Guillermo worked internationally and domestically as a CIA intelligence officer and as a U.S. diplomat. From 2010-2011, Guillermo served in France as the Science and Technology Advisor to the U.S. Mission to the OECD where he was responsible for telecommunications and internet policies, including cybersecurity, encryption, and data privacy. Building on his intelligence and diplomatic experience, Guillermo has also handled sensitive international investigations around allegations of violations of export controls, international sanctions, and corruption laws. He also represents companies in national security transactions through the Exon-Florio/CFIUS process. A graduate of the American University, Guillermo holds MSFS and JD degrees from Georgetown University. From 2001-2002 Guillermo was the CIA Fellow to the Council on Foreign Relations and continues to be active as a life member. He recently joined the advisory board of the Reves Center for International Studies, College of William & Mary.