Adam M. Golodner

Senior Advisor 

Areas of Focus:

Global Cyber Strategic Advice

Information Technology and Communications Systems

Public Policy, Law, and Crisis Management

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Cyber Risk Management


Previous Experience:

Chief of Staff, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice

Deputy Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, United States Department of Agriculture 


Adam Golodner is a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group. With a career spanning more than 20 years in leadership positions across business, academia, and government, Mr. Golodner provides strategic advice and action in complex issues at the intersection of technology, security, business, policy and law.

Prior to joining The Chertoff Group, he spent ten years as an executive at Cisco Systems, Inc., leading its global cyber policy division, and advising government leaders globally on cyber and national security issues. Conversant in both the language of C-Suite executives, such as Chief Information Officers (CIO), and Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) and senior policymakers in The White House, Congress, and governments globally, Mr. Golodner provides concrete advice and win-win solutions to complex cyber problems. Mr., Golodner has driven cross-functional results in issues relating to security, privacy, innovation, antitrust, cloud, Internet of Things, big data, critical infrastructure protection, information sharing, product integrity and supply chain issues.

Before joining Cisco, Mr. Golodner held positions at Dartmouth College as the Associate Director of the Institute for Security, Technology and Society; the United States Department of Justice, as the Chief of Staff of the Antitrust Division; the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as Deputy Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service;  and The White House as a Search Manager in Presidential Personnel..

Throughout his career, Mr. Golodner has served on various working groups and participated in various policy dialogues presentations, including the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Security Experts Group, the Aspen Institute, the Council of Foreign Relations, Business Executives for National Security (BENS), the Salzburg Global Seminar, the Executive Committee of the Information Technology  Sector Coordinating Council (IT-SCC), International Common Criteria Conference, National Academy of Sciences, delegate to the Budapest and the Seoul Global Conferences on Cyberspace, the World Trade Organization (Seattle Round), the White House’s E-Commerce Working Group, the White House’s National Information Infrastructure (NII) Task Force, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), and the Department of Justice’s Privacy Council.

Mr. Golodner graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law and the Colorado College. He is currently a Fellow at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and is a partner and leader of the Global Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Group in the law firm of Kaye Scholer LLP.