Lynn Parker Dupree
Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Lynn Parker Dupree

Lynn Parker Dupree, leader of the firm’s privacy practice, focuses on privacy compliance, governance, and counseling for clients navigating the dynamic legal and regulatory privacy landscape. Her years of privacy experience provide her with the sharp ability to provide actionable privacy advice and guidance, and a keen understanding of the ways technology can be used to protect individual privacy. Prior to joining the firm, she served as chief privacy officer of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In that role, Lynn was responsible for advising the secretary of homeland security on matters involving privacy for the department and ensuring the department complied with privacy laws, regulations, and federal guidance.

Lynn also served as the director of governance and controls in the Data Ethics and Privacy Office at Capital One. Her work focused on governance of the implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act, as well as initiatives related to data sharing and data retention. She held a variety of roles at the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent agency with a mission to ensure that efforts to prevent terrorism are balanced with privacy and civil liberties. During her tenure, Lynn held a variety of roles in the organization, culminating in the role of executive director, and gained extensive experience working at the intersection of privacy law, policy, and technology.

Lynn held multiple roles in the Obama administration. She served in the White House as a deputy associate counsel for presidential personnel and served in both the DHS Office of the General Counsel and the DHS Privacy Office. Lynn was a judicial law clerk to Judge Michael P. Mills of the Northern District of Mississippi, a Truman National Security Project Fellow, and a member of the Brookings Society.

Et Cetera

  • Recipient, Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s Commendation, 2023.
  • Honoree, Business of Federal Technology (FCW) Fed100 for exceptional contributions to federal information technology, 2022.
  • Listed, leading data executive – North American government, Chief Data Officer Magazine, 2021.
  • Listed, Black American national security and foreign policy expert, Diversity in National Security Network and New America, 2020.
  • Member, Brookings Society, 2019–2022.
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