Thought Leadership 11.07.18
Aimee Priya Ghosh focuses her practice on global security, cybersecurity and government affairs. Aimee’s clients include leading providers of physical and cybersecurity services and organizations with unique security needs.
Aimee provides strategic counsel on government affairs strategy; federal and state regulatory obligations; security policy, legislation, and rulemaking; and industry best practices with respect to security planning, response, and recovery.
Aimee enjoys strong professional relationships with federal regulators, Congressional Committee staff, and security industry leaders, and she regularly represents clients before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Congress, and state legislative and regulatory bodies.
Aimee is a recognized authority on security strategy, and has developed and led legal, advocacy, and communications initiatives for Fortune 500 companies, major utilities, national trade and member associations, banks, and professional sports teams.
Aimee also assists companies in recovering from a host of calamities, providing security breach response support, crisis management, and representation during congressional investigations.
In assisting clients in taking advantage of the SAFETY Act, a federal safe harbour program that grants liability protections to private sector companies following a terrorist attack, Aimee has led the way in expanding the application of the program to cyberattacks, successfully guiding efforts by a leading cybersecurity vendor to obtain the first ever SAFETY Act “Certification” for a cyber-product.
Guided efforts for FireEye's MVX and DTI Technologies to become the first cyber products to receive a SAFETY Act "Certification" award.
On behalf of Yoga Alliance, led advocacy effort to roll back state-level regulations targeting yoga programs. Won legislative victories in seven states.
Led board-level cybersecurity assessment for a major utility, evaluating current cyber preparedness, developing a "target state," identifying potential liabilities and guiding investment strategies.
- Assisted numerous stadium operators in achieving SAFETY Act Certification awards, the highest level of SAFETY Act protections.
- Developed a SAFETY Act Certification application for the security design of a new multi-use arena and entertainment center
- Worked closely with a professional sports league to develop stadium security guidelines (sections of which have been adopted by DHS as a best practice for sports venues).
Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S., Government Relations (2018)
Adjunct Professor at the American University Washington College of Law.
Co-Chair of the DC Legal Aid Society’s Generous Associates Campaign.
- American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
- Professional Activities
- Aimee is actively involved with the Washington College of Law’s Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program as an Adjunct Professor and Mock Trial Honor Society Coach. She is also a firm coordinator for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia’s Generous Associates Campaign.
Society of Risk Management Consultant Conference, Managing Liability Using the SAFETY Act (October 2017)
The SAFETY Act: Managing Critical Risk in an Uncertain World, ABA Homeland Security Law Institute (Aug 24, 2016)
Pillsbury CLE Marathon, Cyber Threats and Risk Mitigation (July 2016)
Pillsbury CLE for Global Security Industry – "SAFETY Act and Cybersecurity Update" (October 2015).
Bombardier Legal Forum, "Mitigating Liability Using the Safety Act" (October 2015).
American Gas Association, Risk Management Summit, “Cybersecurity Legislative Update” (July 2015).
DHG 20th Annual Government Contracting Update – Cyber security (May 2015).
Independent Power Producers of New York, “To Secure and Protect: Guarding Today’s Energy Assets,” (May 2015).
Pillsbury CLE for Retail Industry – “Cyber Threats: Examining the Scale of the Problem and Methods to Mitigate Risks,” (October 2014).
J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 2012
B.A., Communications, American University, 2007
District of Columbia