Taj’s practice focuses on managing privacy and data security risks and helping clients develop comprehensive, practical programs that balance legal compliance and commercial realities. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Taj worked as a data protection advisor at a Y Combinator-backed cybersecurity startup, where he advised technology companies on the design and implementation of privacy and security programs. He also served as Assistant Counsel in the Office of New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy, where his legislative portfolio covered technology policy, homeland security, military and veterans’ affairs, and banking and insurance. Taj previously worked as a contributor to Lawfare, the popular national security blog published by the Lawfare Institute in cooperation with the Brookings Institution. He also served as a Scoville Fellow at the Stimson Center, where he conducted research on U.S. defense strategy and Iran’s nuclear program. His research background in national security informs his counsel on privacy and data security issues.

While at Harvard Law School, Taj served as an editor of both the National Security Journal and the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and co-director of the National Security Research Committee. He co-authored “Balancing Privacy and Public Safety in the Post-Snowden Era,” published in the Cambridge Handbook of Surveillance Law.

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