Cooley Partner Tapped To Retain Spying Oversight Board Post

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By Allison Grande (March 29, 2022, 10:47 PM EDT) — President Joe Biden is calling on the U.S. Senate to allow Cooley LLP partner Travis LeBlanc to keep serving on the federal Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an executive branch agency that’s charged with monitoring the government’s surveillance and counterterrorism activities. 

LeBlanc has been a member of the bipartisan five-member federal oversight board since July 2019, when the Senate unanimously confirmed him to a term that was slated to expire on Jan. 29, 2022. With only four board positions currently filled, LeBlanc has stayed on at the independent executive branch agency, and on Tuesday, Biden announced his intention to nominate…

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