Randy V. Sabett, CISSP, is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, where he is a member of the Information Security & Internet Enforcement and Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Groups. He counsels clients on information security, privacy, IT licensing, and patents , dealing with such issues as Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), digital and electronic signatures, federated identity, HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Sarbanes-Oxley, state and federal information security laws, identity theft, and security breaches.
Prior to joining Sonnenschein, Mr. Sabett was a Special Counsel at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, where he founded the Information Security and Cybercrime practice group. He has also served as Senior Technology Counsel for a Silicon Valley information security company. He began his legal career as an associate at Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti, LLP in Washington, DC. In addition, he has several years of engineering experience in the information security marketplace, including as a crypto engineer with the National Security Agency, and has worked in active noise cancellation. He holds two U.S. patents, one in the area of information security (U.S. Patent No. 6,981,149) and the other in the area of active noise cancellation (U.S. Patent No. 5,440,642).
Mr. Sabett holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore. He also teaches Information Policy as an adjunct professor at George Washington University and is on the faculty of the Institute for Applied Network Security. He is also Co-Chair of the Information Security Committee of the Section of Science and Technology Law of the American Bar Association.