April 10, 2024

Law360 Pulse Quotes Davis Hake and Adam Dobell on Their Arrival at Venable

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On April 10, 2024, Law360 Pulse quoted Davis Hake, the new senior director of cybersecurity services in San Francisco, and Adam Dobell, the new director of global security in Washington, DC, on their arrival at Venable. Both are joining Venable's Cybersecurity Group.

According to the article, Hake, a co-founder of cybersecurity insurance startup Resilience, will apply his experience to his new role—using his knowledge of developing products and strategy in the security and business-to-business and software-as-a-service spaces.

In an email to Law360 Pulse, Hake said he was honored to "have had the chance with my co-founders and investors to launch a company with such massive potential to change how companies manage cyber risk." While excited to continue watching his former company's growth "driving real cyber resilience for their clients," Hake said he also looked forward to his new role.

"Venable has built an amazing practice in DC helping shape national policy on cybersecurity, AI, and data privacy," Hake said. "These issues have direct impact on the products and companies being built by the innovation economy in California, and I'm thrilled to bring my entrepreneurial and policy experience to help companies identify and leverage these opportunities."

The article further reported that Hake will advise clients on risks, current and incoming technology policies, and other matters related to technology—especially issues related to artificial intelligence. Dobell will focus his practice on national security and international policy matters, specifically those in the Indo-Pacific region. He will advise clients on national security policy developments and will help to craft advocacy campaigns for a range of cybersecurity matters.

Dobell joins Venable after working as first secretary for the Department of Home Affairs at the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC, where he regularly engaged with White House officials and members of Congress to promote Australia's national security interests.

Dobell told Law360 Pulse that he previously worked with Ari Schwartz, managing director of Venable's Cybersecurity Services, and with Alex Botting, a senior director of global security and technology strategy with the firm on the Cybersecurity Coalition. The duo "brought to bear in-depth knowledge at the nexus between technical and policy issues, which was invaluable when developing policy," Dobell said.

Their consistent pragmatic and nuanced feedback on Australian government cybersecurity matters was part of why Dobell wanted to join the firm, he said. "Through these engagements and work, Ari and Alex stood out as [among] the most knowledgeable and professional cybersecurity and tech policy thinkers in DC," Dobell said.

To read more, access the article here. The arrival of Davis Hake and Adam Dobell was also covered by Attorney at Law.