Paul Tiao is a partner at Hunton & Williams LLP, where he is a member of the Litigation, White Collar Defense, and the Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Groups, resident in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. He is a founder and co-chair of the firm’s multi-disciplinary Cyber and Physical Security Task Force. He works in a wide range of sectors, including energy, financial, communications, transportation, healthcare, defense, retail, manufacturing, and other areas.
Prior to joining Hunton & Williams in 2013, Paul spent sixteen years at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he held a number of different positions. From 2009 to 2013, he served as Senior Counselor for Cybersecurity and Technology to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert S. Mueller. Paul is an adjunct professor of cybersecurity law and policy at George Washington University and an instructor at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is a member of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, a member of the Maryland Cybersecurity Council, and Chair of the Montgomery County Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission. Paul is also active in the community as board member and pro bono general counsel for OCA-DC, Chair of the Missions and Social Concerns Committee of the Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, and board member of the Asian American Action Fund.
Paul began his legal career as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and has a J.D. from Columbia University, M.P.A. from Princeton University, and S.B. from MIT.