District of Columbia
Halak Mehta, International Public Policy Manager, Access Partnership
Halak Mehta is an International Public Policy Manager at Access Partnership. Based in Washington, D.C., she consults private companies and governments on international issues on information and communications technology (ICT) policy. She works for a range of clients to develop ICT strategies, shape policy discussions, and access new markets. She has advised clients in matters related to cloud computing, Big Data, artificial intelligence, data protection, cybersecurity, and privacy regulations.
Halak also helps clients understand space, satellite, and spectrum rights in the United States and abroad. She effectively engages with domestic and international governments as well as private sector and non-governmental entities. A lawyer by training, Halak assists clients in accomplishing their objectives and obtaining spectrum rights (as defined by the International Telecommunications Union).
Prior to Access Partnership, Halak was a member of the Litigation and Investigations group at a global investigations and compliance firm, where she performed internal investigations on behalf of Tier 1 financial institutions in connection with litigation and regulatory events and counseled Tier 1 financial institutions on risk-management strategies. She has helped clients navigate the legal and cultural pitfalls inherent to internal and government investigations spanning many jurisdictions. She is an expert at deploying investigative and e-discovery technologies (such as data analytics and predictive coding) to perform effective and defensible investigations in an efficient and timely manner. She has significant global, on-the-ground experience working on behalf of clients, with specific expertise in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and China.
Halak attended Widener School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. While a Juris Doctorate (JD) candidate, she worked at the United Nations in the Office of Millennium Development Goals in New York City. Before law school, Halak received her Master of Arts in Social Justice at Loyola University Chicago. Her master’s thesis addressed the healthcare disparities in rural/urban Kenya. Halak also has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, where she was a Magis Scholar and graduated with honors.