Dana Holmstrand

Associate

Dana Holmstrand handles clients' most pressing privacy and cybersecurity matters. Dana is experienced in drafting best practices for outside counsel and cybersecurity professionals seeking to establish attorney-client privilege over cyber risk assessments and post hoc breach investigations. As a summer associate at Venable, she participated in the firm's virtual bootcamp, a program that offers law school students on-the-job professional skills and practice group training. She also wrote and researched a legal memo on the impact of a recent Supreme Court case on disgorgement as an equitable remedy.

As a student advocate at the Federal Legislation Clinic, Dana supported a privacy and technology think tank by surveying the landscape of enacted and proposed laws related to face recognition technology, critiquing face recognition technology bills, and preparing staff for related lobbying in several states. She also supported a mid-Atlantic immigrant rights organization by preparing other students for legislative hearings on immigrant surveillance by preparing their testimony, drafting possible questions and answers, and organizing moot hearings.

At a leading audit, tax, and advisory services firm, Dana served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information & Technology (OI&T). She facilitated development of the publicly released VA Comprehensive IT Plan, which resulted in the Government Accountability Office declaring the agency no longer at high risk of failure for IT project planning. She also drafted the IT Modernization Plan, which was used to meet a client's requirements under an executive order.

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 2021
    • Staff editor, Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law
    • Research assistant, Prof. Julie Cohen, Prof. Marc Groman
    • Chair, Equal Justice Foundation
    • Second Place, Georgetown Law Technology Review Writing Competition, Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown Law
    • Peer advisor
  • B.A. Public Policy cum laude College of William & Mary 2015
    • Minor in economics
    • Mortar Board
    • Pi Sigma Alpha
    • Leadership Award, Alpha Phi Omega
    • President, Alpha Phi Omega
    • William & Mary Debate Society

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Recognition
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  • Second Place, Artificial Intelligence Student Writing Competition, Center for Legal and Court Technology, 2021