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Eric Tamarkin

Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Senior Manager & Counsel, Public Policy

Eric Tamarkin is Senior Manager & Counsel of Public Policy for Samsung Electronics America, a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea. Based in Washington, D.C., he leads Samsung’s cybersecurity and privacy public policy formulation and engagement with government and industry.

Mr. Tamarkin is an attorney with experience in all three branches of the U.S. Government. He served as Acting Deputy Assistant Security for Legislative Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and as the Director of Legislative Affairs at the National Protection & Programs Directorate at DHS, where he led DHS’s interactions with Congress on cybersecurity and infrastructure protection. He previously worked as a cybersecurity policy consultant for the Lafayette Group and the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, South Africa. 

Mr. Tamarkin also served as Senior Counsel to the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, where he advised on national security, privacy, and cybersecurity matters. Additionally, he handled a diverse portfolio of legal and economic policy matters as Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee. He also worked as a Legislative Assistant for Representative John Conyers and held positions with Senator Edward M. Kennedy and the White House early in his career. After law school, Mr. Tamarkin served as a judicial law clerk in Washington, D.C. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Boston College Law School.