Allison J. Bender

Senior Attorney

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Allison Bender advises clients on cybersecurity matters, including preparedness, incident response, transactions, information sharing, engagement with law enforcement, and public policy.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Allison served as a cybersecurity attorney at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where she advised the Office of Cybersecurity & Communications on cybersecurity law and policy. Allison brings key experience in incident response as well as cybersecurity policy, export controls, information sharing, liability, and incentives. She was primary operational legal counsel for the federal response to the Heartbleed vulnerability, the USIS-KeyPoint data breach, and the Healthcare.gov data breach. She also provided primary counsel to DHS and interagency initiatives to implement Executive Orders 13636 and 13691 as well as Presidential Policy Directive 21. Her leadership experience includes serving as Chair of the Automated Indicator Sharing Privacy & Compliance Working Group.