Ahmed Eissa


Office: Washington, DC

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Ahmed counsels and represents clients on a variety of data-related legal issues, leveraging his technical background to focus on compliance with emerging state privacy laws, alternative data acquisition and due diligence, and third-party subpoena response.

Ahmed guides clients through the patchwork of state data privacy laws, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), with risk-based approaches to product and app development, privacy policies, terms of service, and marketing.

Ahmed also works extensively with financial services companies to mitigate risks associated with acquiring alternative data. He performs due diligence on data vendors, drafts internal policies and procedures, and tracks developments from courts and regulators on web scraping, artificial intelligence, and material non-public information (MNPI) to reduce clients’ legal exposure in operationalizing new streams of data.

In his subpoena and law enforcement response practice, Ahmed advises clients on their obligations in responding to third-party subpoenas, civil investigative demands, and search warrants. These matters routinely involve counseling under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and Stored Communications Act (SCA).

Ahmed previously served as a Fellow at ZwillGen. Prior to joining ZwillGen, Ahmed worked for six years as a threat intelligence analyst at Amazon Web Services, ZeroFOX, and other startups, tracking and investigating data breaches, phishing and malware campaigns, and preventing and detecting insider threats. He is proficient in Python programming and has operational experience with web scraping, data analysis, web development, and open-source intelligence. Ahmed relies on this experience to bridge the gap with business and product teams, engineers, and executives in his legal practice.

Ahmed received his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he received a certificate in Cybersecurity & Crisis Management, served as an editor on the Journal of Business & Technology Law, and was the President of the Cyber Law & Data Privacy Association.

Outside of work, Ahmed enjoys baking bread, studying French pastry, and cycling.



University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2022; cum laude

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, B.A., 2016, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


US Court of Federal Claims

Maryland Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division

Amazon Web Services



District of Columbia


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