Eric Greenwald has more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer and policy maker, having served in senior-level positions in government, the technology sector, private legal practice, academia, and news media.
Prior to joining the Finite State team, Eric established his own law practice, focusing on technology, cyber security, and privacy, and had been the General Counsel of Redacted – a cyber security firm based in San Francisco, CA.
He enjoyed a long tenure with the Federal Government, which culminated with a position at the White House, where he served as the Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Cybersecurity on the National Security Council (NSC). At the NSC, he was charged with coordinating cybersecurity efforts across the federal government on matters of international policy, national security, intelligence, law enforcement, and incident response.
Prior to his work at the White House, Eric served as the Principal Deputy Director of the FBI's National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force and as the Deputy Director of Operations at US Cyber Command, where he provided legal and policy guidance to senior leadership on defensive and offensive cyber operations. Eric also worked on Capitol Hill as Chief Counsel for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and served as an Attorney Advisor with the CIA's Office of General Counsel.
In the private sector, he worked as a litigator and an international trade lawyer with the law firms Steptoe & Johnson and Shearman & Sterling. More recently, he worked as an associate producer for the CBS News program "60 Minutes" and as an editor for National Public Radio.
Eric received his bachelor's degree in international relations from Yale University and his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.