Robert Silvers, vice-chairman of the Paul Hastings data privacy and cybersecurity practice, reported earning more than $2.2 million in partnership share for work that included advising Facebook, Salesforce.com, WeWork and other major U.S. companies, according to a financial statement he filed as part of his nomination to a leadership post at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Biden nominated Silvers last month for a DHS under secretary post overseeing strategy, policy and plans. Silvers, who joined Paul Hastings in 2017, earlier was the Obama-era cybersecurity policy lead at DHS. At the firm, he is co-chairman of the artificial intelligence practice and a member of the white-collar and investigations group. Behnam Dayanim is the practice chairman for the data privacy and cyber group.