Adam Golodner

Member Since 2022

Adam Golodner


Trusted Future

Washington D.C. Metro Area

Adam M. Golodner is the Founder and CEO of Vortex Strategic Consulting, LLC, where he serves as an advisor to companies and organizations on global cyber, emerging technology, and national security issues. A former global law firm partner, technology company executive, senior Justice Department official, and academic, Adam brings a holistic approach to helping companies navigate the intersection of cyberspace, technology, markets, and governments. Focused for over 25 years on the intersection of technology, policy, economics and law, Adam has helped companies and countries navigate global cyber issues, manage cyber risk, and drive innovation and security into products and networks. His past positions have included Senior Counsel, Global Cyber Practice, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, LLP; Partner and Leader Global Cyber Practice, Kaye Scholer, LLP; Director, Global Security and Technology Policy, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Associate Director, Institute for Security, Technology and Society Dartmouth College; Chief of Staff, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice; and Deputy Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. In law and policy, the National Law Journal recognized Adam in its inaugural list as a “Cybersecurity Trailblazer”, the Cybersecurity Docket named him in its inaugural list to the “Incident Response 30,” and he has been recognized as a leading cyber lawyer in Chambers Global (for China Cyber), Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and Global Investigations Review. In addition to his work with Vortex Strategic Consulting, Adam is the Managing Partner of AMG Global Cyber Law PLLC, which provides legal services for cutting edge technology firms, and helps clients manage global cyber issues. Dedicated to public service, he also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Tech and Innovation Council of Business Executives for National Security (BENS); a Visiting Fellow at the George Mason University National Security Institute (NSI); an Executive Fellow at the Corporate Information Security (CISO) Roundtable at SDA Bocconi School of Management; an Executive Fellow at the Center for Digital Strategies at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (CDS), and is a member of the FBI’s InfraGard program and past member of the USSS NY/NJ Electronic Crimes Task Force. Adam is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the George Mason University Law School and has taught classes on cybersecurity and FinTech.


  • Privacy Law
  • Government
  • Policy


April 24th, 2023

Global trust and technology networks: Beware the trifurcation

Technology has never held greater promise to benefit the world, but in my opinion, that promise will only be fully realized when we have trust in the products and services we use today and tomorrow.

September 7th, 2022

We might need more cyber lawyers

The new cyber workforce pipeline must include lawyers who have a deep understanding of cyber and can recognize—and work to rationalize—the changing technology and security of the legal and policy landscape.

June 17th, 2022

Why trust is the ultimate key to success

The technology and trust ecosystem is complex and often fragile, and policymakers and companies need to understand the practical, technological, and real-world impacts of policy proposals to avoid unintended consequences.


Trusted Future

We stand on the precipice of a new era of technological progress and innovation with the potential to enable us to do things never before possible, vastly improve the quality of life for billions around the globe and help solve some of our world’s most intractable problems. But it is becoming increasingly clear that we risk missing or delaying these transformational opportunities if people lack the foundational trust in the technologies and services needed to deliver it. Today, our trust is at stake. An ever-increasing set of challenges threatens to undermine our foundations of trust. People are increasingly concerned about being able to protect their privacy, safety, and security online. They are concerned about inclusiveness, accountability, and whether tomorrow’s digital ecosystem will be better than today’s. Trusted Future is coming together around a shared belief that we need smarter, more pragmatic and informed efforts to help tackle today’s challenges and raise the level of trust in today’s digital ecosystem in order to expand opportunities for tomorrow.