Steven Lane Joins ZwillGen in Washington, DC
ZwillGen welcomes Steven Lane as a Legal Director in the Firm’s Washington, DC office. Steve joins ZwillGen’s Law Enforcement team, where he will advise technology and media companies on their rights and responsibilities in responding to requests for user information by law enforcement, criminal defendants, and civil litigants as well as civil litigation.
“I am thrilled to join ZwillGen, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues in helping the Firm’s clients navigate emerging technology and data-related challenges,” Steve said.
Steve comes to ZwillGen with two and a half decades of legal experience under his belt, including more than 12 years with the Department of Justice. As a lawyer with the Office of Law & Policy of the National Security Division, Steve litigated and provided legal and policy advice to the Department’s leadership and other Executive Branch stakeholders on issues arising from the government’s acquisition, handling, and use of data acquired pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the Stored Communications Act; the implementation of provisions aimed at safeguarding sensitive information and technology; and the enforcement of counterespionage and counterterrorism laws.
During his time with NSD, and in his previous tenure with the Appellate Section of DOJ’s Criminal Division, Steve litigated novel and complex issues in federal court cases across the country. He has briefed and argued more than two dozen appeals across eight circuits, and he is one of the few advocates to have argued a case before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review.
”We’re thrilled to have someone with Steve’s background join us from the Department of Justice,” said Marc Zwillinger. “Steve’s DOJ’s experience will likely be invaluable to our clients as they navigate increasing governmental demands for data, especially given his focus on national security issues.”
Steve also worked for eight years as a Legal Advisor to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, where he counseled judges on the broad range of legal and technological issues presented by Executive Branch requests for authority under FISA. After receiving his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1997, Steve clerked for the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Steve is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).
Rachel Miller Joins ZwillGen in New York
Rachel Miller joined ZwillGen earlier this year as a Legal Director in the Firm’s New York office. She brings to ZwillGen her deep experience in all manner of commercial transactions, particularly at the crossroads of technology and media. Rachel will head up ZwillGen’s transactional practice group and will focus on continuing to build out this practice area.
“I am delighted to be at ZwillGen where the work has been both fascinating and varied,” said Rachel. “I’m looking forward to continuing to build out the Firm’s transactional team to help service our clients.”
“Our clients are increasingly caught up in complex data-driven transactions,” added Marc Zwillinger. “Rachel brings the industry experience and know-how to help them navigate these evolving agreements while also being able to provide guidance and supervision over the types of day-to-day transactions she handled while in-house.”
Before joining ZwillGen, Rachel spent over 15 years at HBO and Warner Media where she led HBO’s technology legal team and served as chief counsel for HBO Max. In that role, she helped launch numerous streaming services for the company, both domestically and internationally. Prior to working at HBO, Rachel spent more than 7 years in BigLaw where she worked on large M&A and finance transactions. Rachel received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.
We recently sat down with Rachel and discussed her practice, why she made the move to a law firm, and what keeps her busy outside of the office. Read our conversation →
ZwillGen is based in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco, and represents many of the biggest names in technology. ZwillGen has been ranked in Chambers USA in Privacy and Data Security for 12 consecutive years. Additionally, ZwillGen was recognized nationally in the 2021 Law360 Glass Ceiling Report for its leading percentage of female attorneys and partners and has recently achieved Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification as a result of its efforts to boost the representation of diverse lawyers, including women, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities, in law firm leadership.