Mary Ellen Callahan

Mary Ellen Callahan (PA 88)

Mary Ellen Callahan has unique and broad experience advising clients at the interface of privacy protection with cybersecurity and national security. A nationally recognized privacy attorney, she served as Chief Privacy Officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from March 2009 until August 2012, and served as Chair of the Jenner & Block Privacy and Information Governance practice for five years, 2012-2017. She now is Assistant General Counsel – Privacy and Cybersecurity at The Walt Disney Company in Burbank, California. In October 2013, Mary Ellen received the Privacy Vanguard Award, given by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, an annual award honoring the privacy professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, knowledge and creativity in privacy and data protection.