The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is an independent executive branch agency led by a bipartisan group of five presidentially nominated and Senate-confirmed Board Members.
Helping the Board carry out its mission is the PCLOB staff, which presently comprises nearly twenty employees, including an executive director, a general counsel, a deputy general counsel, a chief information officer, a chief management officer, a public affairs and legislative affairs officer, staff attorneys, security and technology specialists, and administrative support staff.
Each Board Member has one attorney serving as his or her individual Counselor, while the remaining staff attorneys serve as Attorney-Advisors for the Board as a whole.
Selected staff biographies are provided below.
Eric J. Broxmeyer joined the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board as General Counsel in April 2015. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Broxmeyer was a senior associate at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP, where his practice focused on litigation and investigations. He previously worked as an Assistant General Counsel in the Intelligence Community, an associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, and a law clerk to Judge Robert J. Timlin of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. In 2004, Mr. Broxmeyer received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. During law school, he held externships with Judge A. Wallace Tashima of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Broxmeyer was a judicial fellow at the Supreme Court of California. Mr. Broxmeyer graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University with a B.A. in 2000. While at Northwestern, he interned for U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar and the Brookings Institution.
A 22-year veteran of Capitol Hill, Jen Burita joined the staff of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board staff in November 2015. She served for 12 years on the staff of U.S. Senator Susan Collins as Deputy Chief of Staff, Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and earlier, as Communications Director for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which Senator Collins chaired. During her tenure on the Homeland Security Committee, she oversaw communications when Senator Collins coauthored the landmark Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which created an earlier iteration of PCLOB, in addition to a number of homeland security bills and investigations.
Prior to her public service in the U.S. Senate, Ms. Burita served for ten years as staff in the U.S. House of Representatives, including as Communications Director for three House Members. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from New Mexico State University and a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University.
Ms. Harvey joined the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board as Chief Management Officer/Chief Financial Officer in June 2016. Prior to joining the PCLOB, Ms. Harvey held a number of key financial positions within the Department of State, serving the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, the Bureau of Consular Affairs, the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization and the Bureau of Budget and Planning. Prior to joining the State Department, Ms. Harvey worked at the Office of Management and Budget, where she helped create the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and oversaw half the government’s credit programs, including all international lending. She also worked at the Government Accountability Office on broad budget policy issues. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University and holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota.
Mason Clutter joined the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board in September 2014 as an Attorney-Advisor to the Board. Ms. Clutter previously served as National Security and Privacy Counsel to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where she worked on issues ranging from the detention and trial of terrorism suspects to government surveillance and the Fourth Amendment in the digital age. She also served as the Association’s official observer to the military commissions proceedings at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Before that, Ms. Clutter served as Counsel to the Rule of Law Program at the Constitution Project and as a Research Associate with the Lowenstein International Human Rights Law Clinic at Yale Law School. She began her legal career as an associate litigator at a civil defense firm in Orlando, Florida. Ms. Clutter holds an LL.M degree in Law and Government with a specialization in civil and constitutional rights from the American University Washington College of Law and a J.D. degree from Barry University School of Law. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and holds a B.A. degree in Legal Studies.
Lynn Parker Dupree joined the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board in April 2014 and currently serves as the Deputy General Counsel. Prior to joining the PCLOB, Mrs. Dupree was detailed to the White House as a Deputy Associate Counsel for Presidential Personnel. She previously worked as the Special Assistant to the General Counsel at the Department of Homeland Security and also served as the acting Office of the General Counsel Executive Secretariat. She worked on a varied portfolio of issues, particularly issues related to privacy, information sharing, civil rights, and civil liberties. Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, Mrs. Dupree was the Special Assistant to the Chief Privacy Officer at DHS. In that role, her work focused on the Department of Homeland Security's participation in the Information Sharing Environment. Immediately prior to her appointment to the Department of Homeland Security Mrs. Dupree was an associate in the litigation practice group of Burr Forman LLP. She was a law clerk to Chief Judge Michael P. Mills in the Northern District of Mississippi. Mrs. Dupree graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with a degree in Business Administration and received her law degree from the University of Mississippi.
Esteban Morin joined the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board in 2015 as Counselor to Chairman David Medine. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Morin was an associate in the Washington office of Jenner & Block LLP, where he served as one the core members of the firm’s Privacy and Information Governance practice group. At Jenner, he also worked on a variety of communications and appellate matters, co-authoring several briefs filed before the Supreme Court. Previously, Mr. Morin served as a law clerk to Judge Carlos Lucero of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and as a D.C. Bar Associate Fellow in the Appellate Division of the D.C. Public Defender Service. He is a recipient of the California Bar Foundation Public Interest Award and the Stanford Law Review Senior Editor Award. Mr. Morin is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Yale University.
Rebecca Smullin is an Attorney-Advisor for the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Prior to joining the PCLOB, Ms. Smullin served at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency she helped launch after its creation in 2010. At the CFPB, Ms. Smullin held a number of roles. She developed and led consumer protection initiatives regarding international remittances, started the Bureau’s consumer complaints unit, and led attorney teams investigating legal violations. Previously, Ms. Smullin litigated immigration, civil rights, and employment law cases at Altshuler Berzon LLP, and worked for several legal and economic development nonprofits. She started her career as a strategy consultant for McKinsey and Company, where she served private sector and nonprofit clients. Ms. Smullin graduated from Yale Law School and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Prem Trivedi is an Attorney-Advisor to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. He joined the PCLOB in 2014 as Counselor to former Board Member James Dempsey. He previously served as a Legal Fellow with the Public International Law & Policy Group and as an associate in the International Arbitration group at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Mr. Trivedi is a lecturer at Georgetown University, where he teaches a seminar on U.S. foreign policy in South Asia. He publishes on international and domestic policy issues in South Asia, and has worked in India as a Fulbright Scholar, with a research institute, and with a nonprofit organization focused on governance reform. Mr. Trivedi is a recipient of Harvard Law School’s Heyman Fellowship. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Columbia University.