David Delaney

Counsel



As Counsel at FH+H David Delaney focuses his practice on clients’ cyberspace needs. He advises on a wide range of business issues arising under international, federal, and state law, including data security, privacy, breach response, product development, contracts, internal policies, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Delaney can also advise officers and directors on strategic risk management, corporate governance, and leadership programs.

As Deputy Associate General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security until 2013 Mr. Delaney represented the Department in discussions with the White House, Congress, federal agencies, and state governments on cybersecurity, national security communications, emergency management, chemical facility security, law enforcement, intelligence, and other programs. He advised senior political appointees and career officials on legal, policy, regulatory, operational, and ethics aspects of these programs. He was elevated to the senior executive service in 2011 and teamed with the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Coast Guard to establish a leader development program for the Department’s supervisory attorneys.

Mr. Delaney has held numerous academic appointments and remains active in academic and research communities. He is a senior fellow at the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security at the Francis King Carey School of Law and a faculty affiliate of the Indiana University Ostrom Workshop Program on Governance of the Internet and Cybersecurity. He has taught international law, national and homeland security law, cybersecurity law, and other courses at Brandeis University and Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law and School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Delaney holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School, a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In 2003 he served as law clerk to Judge James E. Baker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and from 1994 to 1999 he held command and staff positions as an Army military police officer in Germany, Bosnia, and the United States.

  • Focuses his practice on cyberspace needs
  • Advises on a wide range of business issues arising under international, federal, and state law, including data security, privacy, breach response, product development, contracts, internal policies, and regulatory compliance
  • Advises officers and directors on strategic risk management, corporate governance, and leadership programs
  • Served as Deputy Associate General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Teamed with the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Coast Guard to establish a leader development program for the Department's supervisory attorneys
  • Experience as a law clerk to Judge James E. Baker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Held command and staff positions as an Army military police officer in Germany, Bosnia, and the U.S.
  • J.D. from Boston College Law School
  • M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point