The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is an independent executive branch agency led by a bipartisan group of five presidentially nominated and Senate-confirmed Board Members.
Helping the Board carry out its mission is the PCLOB staff, which presently comprises nearly twenty employees, including an executive director, a general counsel, a deputy general counsel, a chief information officer, a chief management officer, a public affairs and legislative affairs officer, staff attorneys, security and technology specialists, and administrative support staff.
Each Board Member has one attorney serving as his or her individual Counselor, while the remaining staff attorneys serve as Attorney-Advisors for the Board as a whole.
Selected staff biographies are provided below.
Eric J. Broxmeyer, General Counsel
Eric J. Broxmeyer joined the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board as General Counsel in April 2015. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Broxmeyer was a senior associate at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP, where his practice focused on litigation and investigations. He previously worked as an Assistant General Counsel in the Intelligence Community, an associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, and a law clerk to Judge Robert J. Timlin of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. In 2004, Mr. Broxmeyer received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. During law school, he held externships with Judge A. Wallace Tashima of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Broxmeyer was a judicial fellow at the Supreme Court of California. Mr. Broxmeyer graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University with a B.A. in 2000. While at Northwestern, he interned for U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar and the Brookings Institution.
Jen Burita, Public Affairs and Legislative Officer
A 22-year veteran of Capitol Hill, Jen Burita joined the staff of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board staff in November 2015. She served for 12 years on the staff of U.S. Senator Susan Collins as Deputy Chief of Staff, Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and earlier, as Communications Director for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which Senator Collins chaired. During her tenure on the Homeland Security Committee, she oversaw communications when Senator Collins coauthored the landmark Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which created an earlier iteration of PCLOB, in addition to a number of homeland security bills and investigations.
Prior to her public service in the U.S. Senate, Ms. Burita served for ten years as staff in the U.S. House of Representatives, including as Communications Director for three House Members. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from New Mexico State University and a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University.