National Security

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s National Security Solutions provides multi-disciplinary legal and strategy support for clients with business interests in national security and government programs, including cross-border M&A, government contracts, international trade, and industrial security. Leveraging Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s related expertise, our team of experienced national security attorneys help clients achieve their objectives, manage risk, and comply with both domestic and international regulatory requirements—all in a cost-effective and efficient way.

National Security Practice

Over half a century of combined experience in national security issues, our lead national security partners have experience in the CIA, NSA, Department of Defense, and Interagency national security strategy, policy, and legal processes. They were responsible for cybersecurity, classified contracts, counter-terrorism programs, special warfare and all forms of intelligence operations, national security-related civil and criminal litigation, and all legal advice and services to the leadership and personnel of the CIA. Our teams are frequent speakers and authors on intelligence law and classified litigation, security and technology, insider threat mitigation and privacy policy. 


Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s Cybersecurity Solutions team understands that the privacy of personally identifiable information is an increasingly sensitive and important issue across industries, as the labyrinth of state, federal and international privacy, data protection and security laws with which businesses must contend grows ever more complex. It is increasingly becoming the rule that entities engaged in the collection, use or disclosure of personally identifiable information will be required by law to protect the privacy and security of that information. Cyber threats to sensitive dataCyber Security Practice are immediate and real, as massive data breaches are making headlines with alarming frequency.

According to a recent article in Forbes Magazine, there were 2,216 data breaches and more than 53,000 Cybersecurity incidents reported in 65 countries in the 12 months ending in March 2018 (Press, Gil. “60 Cybersecurity Predictions For 2019.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 22 Feb. 2019).  There is no double that businesses today need to be prepared.  Being prepared means not only protecting your business again a cyber incident, but also preventing them from happening in the first place.

In 2019 and beyond, security measures considered reasonable and prudent in the past no longer meet expectations. Public disclosure of a cybersecurity breach at a company is often quickly followed by government investigations, congressional attention, customer and other stakeholder inquiries, and lawsuits, particularly in the United States.

In response to the unique needs of businesses and individuals who are navigating the myriad of existing and emerging security threats, Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig provides invaluable legal and technical advice to proactively protect our clients from cybersecurity incidents and data breaches and guide them through the complicated process of responding to an incident when it when it occurs. 

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