Christopher Hoff

Christopher Hoff

Christopher Hoff received a BA in international relations from GVSU in 2006, and earned his JD cum laude from MSU College of Law. He is a member of the bar of the State of New York, and he is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), as well as a Certified Information Privacy Professional, United States (CIPP/US), and Europe (CIPP/E).

Christopher Hoff began his appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services at the International Trade Administration on the first day of the Biden Administration, January 20, 2021. In this role, Hoff directs the U.S. Department of Commerce’s efforts to create the policy conditions for U.S. digital, financial, supply chain, and other services industries to innovate at home and around the world.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Hoff had a decade-long legal career in finance, privacy, and international data flows. He began his work in the field of international trade and data flows in one of the Department of Commerce offices he now manages. During his first tenure at Commerce, Mr. Hoff served as chair of the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules System Joint Oversight Panel.

After leaving Commerce in 2015, Mr. Hoff practiced law in the data security and privacy groups at Crowell & Moring and Squire Patton Boggs, two Am Law 100 law firms, advising multinational clients across the country. In between, Mr. Hoff assisted OneTrust, an Atlanta-based global privacy technology company, then a startup and later named America’s fastest growing company, as its director of regulatory affairs. Most recently, Mr. Hoff served as the chief privacy officer and assistant general counsel at Huron, a Chicago–headquartered professional services firm. 

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