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Justin Antonipillai

Justin Antonipillai

Justin Antonipillai is Founder and CEO of WireWheel.

WireWheel’s Data Privacy Management (DPM) Platform leverages the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and distributed computing and addresses all phases of privacy management including program management, data inventory, risk assessments, monitoring and compliance reporting. The WireWheel DPM Platform provides everything you need to comply with regulations for data privacy including the EU GDPR, Privacy Shield, PCI DSS, HIPAA and others.

Before founding WireWheel, Justin served as Acting Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce, under the leadership of Secretary Penny Pritzker. In that capacity, Mr. Antonipillai led the Economics and Statistics Administration, which includes two of our nation's leading information agencies: the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Mr. Antonipillai also led a number of high-priority US Government efforts around privacy and security. From 2013 until 2016, Mr. Antonipillai led the U.S. Negotiating Team in reaching the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield with Europe. Among other things, Mr. Antonipillai led dialogues with the European Commission, outreach to industry and civil society groups, briefings for Congressional committees and EU Members States, and engagements with the CNIL and E.U. Member State Ministries and Data Protection Authorities. He also testified in the EU Parliament in support of adoption of Privacy Shield, and is a regular speaker on the subject of international privacy regimes.

Mr. Antonipillai also has been deeply engaged on the issues of cybersecurity, encryption, and privacy—including on the General Data Protection Regulation, Signals Intelligence Reform, and other US domestic privacy law issues – and a wide range of economic issues, including tax and data policy issues.

Prior to joining the Commerce Department, Mr. Antonipillai was a partner with the international law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP where he focused on the growth of United States-based companies, and in representing private equity funds, and accounting firms.

During his time in private practice, Mr. Antonipillai was selected one of the "Top 40 Lawyers Under 40" by Washingtonian Magazine, and one of the "Top 40 Business People Under 40" by the Washington Business Journal.

In 2016, Mr. Antonipillai was awarded the National Intelligence Medallion by Director James Clapper.

Mr. Antonipillai received his BA from Cornell University in 1994 and a law degree from American University, Washington College of Law in 1997.