Rajesh De is a partner in Mayer Brown's Washington, D.C., office, leading the firm's global privacy and security practice. Most recently, De served as general counsel for the National Security Agency after holding a series of other senior appointments in the federal government.
As general counsel for the NSA, De served as the agency's chief legal officer and senior advisor to the NSA director. He supervised an office of approximately 100 lawyers and staff that handled litigation and provided legal advice across a range of issues, including foreign intelligence, cybersecurity, government contracts, intellectual property, research and technology, administrative law, government ethics and pending legislation.
As a member of the NSA's senior leadership team, De represented the agency regularly with senior officials at the White House, Department of Defense, Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Commerce, Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and from across the intelligence community. Raj also regularly represented the NSA before the U.S. Congress, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and European and other foreign governments.
Prior to his service at the NSA, De served in the White House as Staff Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President.