Tamara Criss counsels clients on a range of data privacy compliance matters, including privacy assessment projects and drafting privacy and data security policies. Her responsibilities also include conducting global data privacy research and analysis, and reporting on developments in data protection law.

Tamara has experience researching a broad range of state, federal and global privacy laws. She assists clients by drafting internal policies and procedures for managing privacy-related activities, supporting internal privacy assessments, and negotiating appropriate privacy and security contract terms.

Past Experience

Prior to her time with Faegre Drinker, Tamara was a policy fellow with CRD Associates, LLC. Her responsibilities included conducting key informant interviews and coauthoring a report for a major public health data campaign; planning, organizing and attending Capitol Hill meetings and briefings; and drafting informational materials such as hearing summaries and request letters.

Additionally, Tamara has held multiple internships in the fields of health care, biopharmacy, public health, and data protection and privacy legislation. She has also served as a public health law extern at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

While in law school, Tamara served as a legal intern at the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) in Washington, DC, where she monitored international data protection and privacy legislation and reviewed NAI members’ compliance with the NAI Code of Conduct.

Personal Interests

In her free time, Tamara enjoys birding, playing classical viola and reading.


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia




George Washington University Law School
J.D. (2019)

Boston University
B.A. in Biology (2015)

George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
M.P.H. in Health Policy & Management (2019)

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