Paul Martino is a partner in the Legislative and Public Policy Group, and is Co-Leader of the firm’s Privacy & Security Task Force. Paul focuses on representing businesses and coalitions before Congress and Executive Branch departments and agencies on issues affecting e‑commerce, data privacy, data security, telecommunications and intellectual property. Since joining the Washington office in 2005 from his position as a majority counsel to the Senate Commerce Committee, Paul has established himself as a leading industry strategist and skillful advocate for clients in the pursuit of balanced federal legislation and public policy on these matters. Paul also regularly appears as an expert speaker at industry forums, such as those hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Progress & Freedom Foundation, the Silicon Valley Association of General Counsels, and the Investment Company Institute. Within his areas of expertise, Paul has represented clients on a wide range of issues, including: (i) online and other data privacy matters; (ii) data security and breach notification compliance; (iii) Internet advertising, spam, spyware, phishing, and other cybercrime and online consumer protection concerns; (iv) telecommunications issues, including FISA reauthorization concerns; and (v) patent, trademark and copyright issues, including brand abuses, domain name issues and digital media protection. Before working in the Senate, Paul counseled private and public technology companies on corporate and transactional matters in Silicon Valley from 1994 to 2001. Paul was a founding corporate associate of the law firm of Gunderson Dettmer, and he began his legal career as a business and technology associate with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. Paul received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), and his B.A., magna cum laude, in government from Georgetown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.