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Lewis Brisbois Enhances Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice With Addition of New Partner From DOJ

Portland, Ore. (September 22, 2020) - Lewis Brisbois is pleased to announce the addition of Donna Maddux to its Portland, Oregon office as a partner in its Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. Ms. Maddux brings to Lewis Brisbois almost two decades of experience prosecuting a wide range of fraud and regulatory crimes on behalf of corporate and individual victims.

Chair of Lewis Brisbois’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Sean Hoar said, “I have known Donna for many years, and expect her to bring invaluable experience and key insights to our practice. I am excited about the impact she will have on our team.”

Ms. Maddux joins Lewis Brisbois from the U.S. Department of Justice, where she served as an assistant United States attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the District of Oregon for the last eight years. In this role, Ms. Maddux prosecuted a variety of crimes, including wire fraud, healthcare fraud, and money laundering. She regularly managed multi-agency investigative teams and worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Prior to her tenure with the USAO, Ms. Maddux served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Attorney General’s Office of the Oregon Department of Justice. Over the course of her ten years in this position, she prosecuted white collar and regulatory crimes across Oregon, including Medicaid fraud, while working closely with state regulatory agencies.

In addition to prosecuting crime throughout Oregon, Ms. Maddux currently serves alongside Mr. Hoar as President of the Financial Crimes and Digital Evidence Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing annual training and networking opportunities to professionals who fight fraud and cybercrime. She is also an executive board member for the Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court, and is a past chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Oregon State Bar.

“I am incredibly excited to apply my years of experience in complex investigations to this dynamic practice area,” Ms. Maddux said. “Sean Hoar and I have worked together for over 15 years. I have watched the firm's Data Privacy & Cybersecurity group develop and grow under his leadership. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work directly with him again and join his team of outstanding, award-winning professionals.”

A graduate of Lewis and Clark Law School, Ms. Maddux received a B.A. from West Chester University and a M.A. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of Oregon, as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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