Travis LeBlanc is a partner and vice chair of the cyber/data/privacy practice at Cooley LLP in Washington and San Francisco. He is also a Member of the United States Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Before his Senate confirmation to the Board, Mr. LeBlanc was appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission to serve as an arbitrator under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.
Mr. LeBlanc was chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau during the Obama administration. He previously served as a senior adviser to former California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and as special assistant attorney general of California.
Mr. LeBlanc previously served in the Obama Administration in the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, which advises the President, Attorney General, and general counsels of executive branch agencies on the constitutionality and legality of the programs and activities of the United States government. He has worked as a litigator at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, Williams & Connolly LLP and Keker & Van Nest LLP, where his practices concentrated on white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation. Following law school, Mr. LeBlanc clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
EDUCATION: Princeton University, A.B.; John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, M.P.A.; Yale Law School, J.D.; University of Cambridge, LL.M.