Linda Priebe, CIPP/EU, joined Culhane Meadows directly from her role as Deputy General Counsel and Agency Ethics Official in the White House Office of Drug Policy. Serving fourteen years in various capacities in White House offices, Ms. Priebe has been a trusted legal advisor to three U.S. presidential administrations. While at White House Drug Policy, Ms. Priebe was counsel in over a dozen cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, ethics counsel in ten Senate confirmations of Presidential Appointees and digital and social media counsel.
Prior to White House Drug Policy, Linda served as Acting Legal Director at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington DC; Assistant Utah Attorney General for Indian Affairs; Member of the Utah State Solid and Hazardous Waste Control Board; and attorney in private practice representing Indian Tribes in environmental and natural resources litigation. She is also certified in European Data Privacy Law and serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. In 2016 Linda was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) an international think tank headquartered in London. She focuses her practice on U.S. and EU Data Privacy/Security, Social Media, and Arctic Compliance and Federal Relations.
Awards & Recognition
- Washington, DC Super Lawyer (a Thomson Reuters service) as published in Super Lawyers Magazine (2014-2020)
- Director’s Award for Dedication to Public Service (White House Drug Policy)
- Director’s Special Act of Service Cash Award (White House Drug Policy)
- Director’s Award for Outstanding Performance (White House Drug Policy)
- Advocacy on behalf of foreign corporation before U.S. Department of Commerce obtaining waiver of reporting requirement.
- Public comment to U.S. Coast Guard regarding adequacy of proposed international cyber security standards for shipping industry.
- Advice and counsel to social media advertisers and marketers, internet retailers, employers, federal contractors, and law firms regarding compliance with EU, U.S. and state laws governing use of social media in business and the workplace and data privacy/security.
- Advice, and counsel to international companies, federal contractors, internet businesses and advertisers, and manufacturers regarding compliance with U.S. and EU data privacy and security laws including privacy by design.
- Advice and counsel to Arctic stakeholders regarding U.S. and international laws governing business activity in the Arctic including shipping, tourism, environmental and species conservation, sustainable energy, risk management and emergency response, stakeholder engagement, community impact, work place issues, and data privacy/security.
- Advocacy on behalf of Arctic stakeholders before U.S. and international agencies and policy makers.
- Advice and counsel regarding White House social and digital media policies and practices.
- Management of White House Drug Policy ethics program including Senate-Confirmed Presidential Appointments and public financial disclosure report filers.
- Preparation of Presidential Appointees for Congressional, court, media, and public appearances.
- Drafting Statements of Administration Policy.
- Counsel in over a dozen U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Selected Presentations & Publications
- Social Media Ethics 4 Lawyers: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda? Washington D.C. Bar Law Practice Management Program (2014-2015)
- The Wild, Wild Arctic: What You Need to Know About U.S. Arctic Compliance Now! Arctic Encounters Symposium 2015, University of Washington Law School, Seattle, WA (January, 2015)
- Summary of Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.’s Testimony about U.S. Arctic Priorities, Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce Mid-Atlantic Region (2015)
- Your Social Media Policy: How to Reduce Legal Risks, Columbia Books Webinar, 2014
- Polar Code Comments Due 9/1/14 & USCG Workshop Update, Officer of the Watch (2014)
- Ethics Training, White House Office of Drug Policy, Washington, DC (2002–2013)
- “Gifts or Rifts”; “Ethics, Schmethics”, “Ethics Are US!”, “Don’t Fall Through the Ethics Trap Door!”, “Who Wants To Be An Ethics Official?”, “Ethics, Win, Lose or Draw?”
- Trends on Tuesday, General Services Administration MobileGov Blog, Guest Blogger (2013)
When not practicing law, Linda is a Norwegian-American mezzo-soprano performing music ranging from classical and opera to gospel. She has performed for thousands including foreign ambassadors and the Norwegian Royal Family at venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Shea Stadium. Linda’s debut CD “Land of the Midnight Son: Norwegian Christmas in America” received rave reviews, radio airplay and was nominated for Classical Album and Classical Vocalist of the Year by the Washington Area Music Association.