Lee Kim

IANS Faculty

Lee Kim specializes in cybersecurity, data privacy, governance, compliance, and generative artificial intelligence. Her insights are informed by her scientific training, creative pursuits, and diverse professional background. She presents before a wide range of domestic and international audiences. She has significant experience with the media and has been featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (live and pre-recorded interviews), radio shows, and podcasts. She also has significant experience working in the public policy realm, including with Congressional staffers and various governmental agencies around the world.

By way of background, Lee is an AV preeminent peer review rated attorney (a distinction that only 10% of all attorneys have earned according to Martindale-Hubbell). (Note, however, that while Lee is an attorney, she does not provide legal services through IANS.) Additionally, prior to law school, Lee worked as a database, system, and web administrator at a major university, software company, and a major academic medical center.

Lee is currently serving as an analyst with the US Department of Homeland Security Analytic Exchange Program. Over the years, her teams’ research topics have included phishing, healthcare cybersecurity, patient safety, and maritime and port cybersecurity.

Lee serves as a Director of InfraGard Northern Capital Region, Vice Chair of the Policy Committee of the American Bar Association Health Law Section, and National Visiting Committee member of the National Cybersecurity Training and Education Center. Previously, Lee served with the ISC2 Government Advisory Council Executive Writers Bureau.

Please note: The advice that Lee Kim provides through IANS is not legal advice and is not intended to be relied on as such. There is no attorney-client relationship.

  • Governance, risk management, compliance, and data/asset protection
  • Generative artificial intelligence (AI) / large language models
  • Third party and vendor risk management
  • Management and leadership
  • Executive communications, board communications, and media communications
  • Policies, strategy, and workforce development
  • Public policy – domestic and international

Achievements & Contributions

  • Served as team leader and serving as analyst for the US Department of Homeland Security Analytic Exchange Program
  • Guest appearances on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News Network’s “The National” and “Here & Now” shows
  • International speaker and domestically and internationally published and quoted in law, IT, and cybersecurity (US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific)
  • Interviewed by high-profile media outlets, including Associated Press, US News & World Report, The Times of Israel, WIRED, Politico, PC World, Real Clear Politics, Politico, Forbes, Huffington Post, and trade press outlets
  • Advised various Congressional committees on cybersecurity oversight matters (e.g., US Senate Health Education Labor & Pensions Committee, US Senate Energy & Commerce Committee, U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs, and U.S. House Committee on Financial Services)
  • Advised various government agencies on matters pertaining to cybersecurity oversight matters, proposed legislation, and regulation
  • Drafted language for Section 405 (healthcare) of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (now enacted)
  • Drafted various public comments to proposed legislation and regulation related to cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Drafted various public comments related to guidelines for industry, such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, with a special focus on critical infrastructure and cross-sector information sharing
  • Authored industry-wide cybersecurity surveys and reports


  • US Department of Homeland Security Analytic Exchange Program
  • InfraGard Northern Capital Region Board of Directors (Director)
  • National Cybersecurity Training and Education Center National Visiting Committee member
  • American Bar Association Health Law Section Policy Committee
  • ISC2 Board of Directors Candidate


Other achievements:

  • Special Awards Judge (American Intellectual Property Law Association), 63rd Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
  • Design, Art & Technology (DATA) Award Finalist
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advanced Intellectual Property
  • R.K. Mellon Research Fellowship, Organic Chemistry
  • R.K. Mellon Research Fellowship, Neurobiology


Certifications & Credentials

  • AV Preeminent® Peer-Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • CISSP – ISC2
  • CIPP/US – International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • B.Sc. Chemistry – Duquesne University
  • J.D. Law – University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Registered US patent attorney; admitted to the District of Columbia (DC) and Pennsylvania (PA) bars

Hobbies & Fun Facts

  • Actress and voiceover artist
  • Photographer, poet, and writer