Dana Holmstrand

Dana Holmstrand

Dana Holmstrand handles complex matters related to privacy and cybersecurity. Dana counsels clients through compliance with federal, state, and international privacy laws and regulations and advises on potential data privacy and security implications of transactions and agreements. Many of Dana's clients have operations that span data protection regimes in numerous jurisdictions. She routinely coordinates multijurisdictional privacy compliance reviews, assisting businesses and organizations that are seeking to enter U.S. markets and answering their questions about the unique laws in specific jurisdictions.

Dana regularly counsels clients on matters related to expanding state privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), as well as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA).

Dana also offers guidance on Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requirements, updates privacy representations, and ensures that clients are informed of industry best practices to avoid risk and maximize success. She has also worked on complex multistate settlements and government enforcement actions.

During law school, Dana served as a student advocate in the Federal Legislation Clinic, where she supported a privacy and technology think tank by surveying the landscape of enacted and proposed laws related to face recognition technology, critiqued bills, and prepared staff for related lobbying in several states. Previously, Dana served as an IT strategy consultant at a leading audit, tax, and advisory services firm, where she assisted in translating strategic planning goals into technical and fiscal requirements for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This experience allows her to translate complicated IT requirements into simpler terms that people can understand, no matter their industry.




  • 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
    • Peer advisor
    • Second Place, Artificial Intelligence Student Writing Competition, Center for Legal and Court Technology, 2021
    • Second Place, Georgetown Law Technology Review Writing Competition, Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown Law
  • B.A. Public Policy cum laude College of William & Mary 2015

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia


Pro Bono

  • Supports the Network for Victim Recovery of DC by drafting bills for introduction to the DC City Council and comments to the Department of Education on Title IV revisions
  • Part of the Venable team that won the Network for Victim Recovery of DC's Lydia Watts Firm Voice Award for pro bono service in 2022


  • Co-chair, Venable's campaign for Legal Aid Society of DC's Making Justice Real Campaign