Marc Groman joined the NAI in December 2011 as its Washington, D.C.-based Executive Director and General Counsel. Marc brings to this position over a decade of experience with technology, marketing law, and consumer privacy issues. As Executive Director, Marc leads the NAI's efforts to develop and maintain high standards for online behavioral advertising. Marc also serves on the Board of Directors of the Digital Advertising Alliance.
Prior to joining the NAI, Marc served as the Federal Trade Commission's first Chief Privacy Officer, where he built an award-winning privacy program from the ground up. In 2009 and 2010, he served as Counsel on the Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. While on the Committee, Marc drafted a significant consumer privacy bill and shepherded data security and breach notification bills through passage in the House.
Marc's decade-long FTC career also included positions as Counsel to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection and Staff Attorney in the Division of Marketing Practices. As a Staff Attorney, Marc litigated a number of high-profile FTC enforcement actions and received multiple awards for his efforts to help develop the FTC's Internet fraud program. In the private sector, he was an associate with Peabody and Arnold LLP in Boston, Massachusetts.
Marc received a B.A. magna cum laude in International Relations from Tufts University and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
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