Former DHS Chief of Staff, Partner, Crowell & Moring, LLP
Paul Rosen, the former Chief of Staff at the Department of Homeland Security, is a partner at the international law firm Crowell & Moring where he focuses on white collar defense and government enforcement actions, cybersecurity, and crisis management. Mr. Rosen is a former federal prosecutor with more than a decade of experience working across all three branches of government. He held senior executive positions in the Obama Administration at the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, and also served as Counsel to then-Senator Joseph R. Biden on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In his most recent government position as Chief of Staff at the Department of Homeland Security (2015-2017), Mr. Rosen managed the operational, organizational, policy, and legal needs of the third-largest department of government, with 230,000 employees, a $60 billion budget, and 22 sub-agencies. In doing so Mr. Rosen oversaw DHS's response to some of the most sensitive and complex challenges facing the United States, including significant cybersecurity events, such as those associated with the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the hack of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and attacks on critical infrastructure and other national security concerns. Mr. Rosen directed investigations, crisis management strategies, public and government relations, and advised the White House and engaged Congress. Previous to this role Mr. Rosen served as the DHS Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor, Chief of Staff at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in various Department of Justice positions, and as counsel to then-Senator Biden.