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Robert McKenna
Robert McKenna

Partner Orrick

Robert McKenna, a partner in Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's Seattle and Washington, D.C., offices, is co-head of the firm's Public Policy Group and co-founder of the Cyber Security & Data Privacy Group. A former Washington State Attorney General and President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), Rob represents a wide range of technology and other companies in matters involving litigation, appellate litigation, regulatory proceedings, state attorney general investigations, and legislative issues. 
Rob served two terms as Attorney General of Washington, from 2005 to 2013. He successfully argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and negotiated three of the largest consumer protection settlements in national history, all involving mortgage lending and servicing. Rob was the first state AG to build a computer forensics lab to collect evidence of Internet fraud, and passed one of the nation's first anti-spyware laws.
As AG, Rob directed more than 500 attorneys and more than 600 professional staff. He passed 45 bills in the Washington State legislature – more than any Washington Attorney General in recent history – on policy issues such as data security, human trafficking, domestic violence, prescription drug abuse and government accountability. In 2011, his fellow attorneys general honored him with the NAAG Kelley-Wyman Award for "Outstanding Attorney General" in America.