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Michael G. McLaughlin*


Michael McLaughlin advises clients in matters involving cybersecurity, public policy, and governmental relations.

Professional Biography

Mr. McLaughlin is an associate in Baker Donelson's Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Government Relations and Public Policy Group.

From 2010 – 2022, Mr. McLaughlin served in the United States Navy as a Naval Intelligence Officer. He served in multiple postings worldwide, most recently as Chief of Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence for the Cyber National Mission Force where he directed all counterintelligence, human intelligence, and law enforcement operations, investigations, and support to the Department of Defense’s global cyberspace operations. While assigned to United States Cyber Command, he also served as Senior Counterintelligence Advisor to the Commander. In his role as a cyber policy research affiliate for the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security, Mr. McLaughlin advised senior government officials on the integration and expansion of Department of Defense cyberspace capabilities.

While in law school, Mr. McLaughlin earned a certificate in Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Law.

  • Panelist – "Cybersecurity & Protecting Businesses," Maryland Department of Emergency Management's Private Sector Integration Program (PSIP) Summit (April 2023)
  • Infragard NCR: "War in Ukraine, Impact to Cyber Operations, and Implications for US Critical Infrastructure" (February 2023)
  • Lex Listen: "What's Wrong with TikTok?" (February 2023)
  • "CMMC Town Hall," NeoSystems (November 2022)
  • "Cybersecurity Awareness & Research Symposium," UND Center for Cyber Security Research (October 2022)
  • "BigPictureCyber Town Hall," NeoSystems (April 2022)
  • Keynote – "Cybersecurity Tabletop," Acture Solutions (April 2022)
  • "CMMC Town Hall," NeoSystems (March 2022)
  • Keynote – "Cyber Warfare – Data Breaches and Fighting Back," The 2021 Cybersecurity Summit for Government Contractors (October 2021)
  • "Lunch with America's Cybersecurity Influencers," New York Metro InfraGard (October 2021)


  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2022
  • United States Naval Academy, B.S., 2010


  • Maryland, 2022



Baker Donelson professional admitted to the practice of law in Maryland; District of Columbia Bar application pending.

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