Bridget McGovern, a partner in the Public Policy Practice, is a former senior US government official, as well as a C-suite executive advisor and lawyer with 20 years of experience in high-stakes regulatory, policy, business and strategic communications matters.

Most recently, Bridget served in the Biden-Harris administration as the assistant secretary for trade and economic security at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where she managed a team of over 40 employees focused on a wide range of national security issues, including foreign investment, outbound investment, trade, supply chains, emerging technology, sensitive data, export controls, US technology transfer and combating forced labor.

Bridget served as the DHS’s representative to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and Team Telecom, where she reviewed hundreds of matters and played an instrumental role in the two committees’ decisions. Bridget also played a key role in protecting US supply chains by leading the implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) corporate entity listing process and the establishment of DHS’s Supply Chain Resilience Center.

As assistant secretary, Bridget also served as a principal in interagency meetings led by the National Security Council and National Economic Council on economic competition and national security priorities. In these meetings, Bridget shaped interagency decision-making and represented the views of the DHS on policy, regulatory development and execution. She also served as a trusted counselor to the DHS secretary, deputy secretary, and undersecretary for policy, supporting them in the highest-level discussions on a range of national and economic security issues.

Previously, Bridget was Uber Technologies’ director for public policy, payments, where she managed the global payments policy portfolio. She helped to establish Uber Money, which was envisioned to be a global financial services platform for Uber drivers. In this capacity, Bridget advised business leaders on how to navigate global payments policy and regulatory issues to grow the business and to mitigate risk. Bridget also served as Uber’s delegate to the cryptocurrency effort of a social networking service, where she focused on US and European regulatory and policy issues.

Before joining Uber, Bridget was the associate general counsel for global regulatory affairs and external relations at MoneyGram International, the second largest money transfer company in the world. Bridget managed a team of global in-house counsel handling a complex portfolio of matters, including responding to regulatory inquiries and examinations, as well as providing legal guidance to compliance, treasury and product teams. Bridget also established the company’s global external relations function and managed its federal and state relationships, as well as relationships with foreign officials in critical markets. In addition, Bridget served as a trusted counselor to members of the executive leadership team on legal, policy, regulatory, strategic communications, and merger and acquisition issues.

Prior to this, Bridget represented US and multinational companies globally, focusing on government relations, political and economic risk, and market entry as associate vice president of an international strategic advisory group. Bridget also served in the US Department of State in a variety of positions, including managing a team in the secretary’s 24‐hour Operations Center, as the UAE desk officer and as the chief of staff to the assistant secretary for the International Security and Nonproliferation Bureau.

Prior to joining the State Department, Bridget was an associate at a boutique law firm where she advised a variety of clients on campaign finance, litigation and legislative matters. Previously, Bridget served in President Clinton’s White House Counsel’s Office as a special assistant.

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  • Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2000
  • Georgetown University, B.A., cum laude, 1995


  • Texas, 2014
  • District of Columbia, 2001
  • Massachusetts, 2001

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