Damien Kieran

Speaker 2020


Damien Kieran serves as Twitter’s Global Data Protection Officer and is a Legal Director and Associate General Counsel. Damien leads Twitter’s data protection team responsible for the company’s compliance with global data protection laws. Prior to becoming Twitter’s first Data Protection Officer, he was Global Litigation Counsel for Twitter and was responsible for managing non-U.S. litigation and regulatory matters for the company. He has testified before the U.S. Senate on Consumer Data Privacy and the European Commission on consumer protection. Before joining Twitter, Damien worked at the New York offices of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, and Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP. His practice focused on complex contentious matters in the high-tech space. Prior to moving to the United States, Damien worked at Google, and a leading Irish law firm in Dublin. Damien received a Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law; a Master of Laws, summa cum laude, from University College Dublin; and a Bachelor of Laws, magna cum laude, from Nottingham Trent University. He served as Editor in Chief of the University College Dublin Law Review.