Homeland Security

Homeland Security

Recent events in our nation's history have led to heightened recognition, both in government and in the private sector, that meaningful efforts are needed to protect lives and secure critical infrastructure and services from both man-made attacks and natural disasters. Federal, state and local government authorities are looking to the private sector to address many of these challenges.

The Hunton & Williams LLP Homeland Security Practice—which includes professionals who have served in positions throughout the federal government including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and other agencies—offers innovative solutions to the complex laws and policy issues that increasingly confront the private sector. Our practice brings together a wealth of experience in security regulations, critical infrastructure, business continuity, crisis management, cybersecurity, internal investigations and government relations.

As a multidisciplinary law firm, Hunton & Williams helps our clients assimilate the new homeland security requirements and regulations into existing regulatory frameworks and risk management plans. Our professionals review and help prepare specific security-related protocols, including vulnerability assessments, legal contingency plans, privacy procedures and crisis management plans, that reflect experience with the expectations of government agencies.

Hunton & Williams helps clients plan for and manage crisis situations, such as oil spills, blackouts, and explosions, and has participated in congressionally mandated, comprehensive terrorism response exercises designed to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from large-scale terrorist attacks. Hunton & Williams also counsels clients regarding the potentially harsh liabilities associated with a terrorist attack or natural disaster, and can assist clients in negotiating the complex grant process to obtain federal emergency response and pre-disaster mitigation funding.

Our Homeland Security team advises clients on both compliance with current law and the development of proposed laws related to critical infrastructure and key resources. Our multidisciplinary team guides clients through each step of the regulatory landscape.