Cozen O’Connor: Moussa, Dina

Dina Moussa


Washington, D.C.

(202) 912-4873

(202) 861-1905

Dina holds the globally recognized Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) certification, issued by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), one of the longest-running, privacy-dedicated organizations in the world. The CIPP/E certification is focused on EU-wide and EU nation-state privacy laws and regulations, including the practical application of those regulations, and is widely viewed as the global standard in privacy qualifications. 

Dina received her J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and her Bachelor of Arts in American politics and public policy from Wesleyan University. While at Georgetown Law, Dina was a founding staff member of the Georgetown Technology Law Review and was a recipient of the Pro Bono Pledge Honoree award. She was also a global teaching fellow on terrorism, extradition, and human rights, and a teaching assistant for two courses, legal research and writing and a topics course on evidentiary procedure. Dina served as a research assistant to Andrew Ferguson focusing on criminal law and criminal procedure, particularly the intersection of the Fourth Amendment, privacy, and recent technologies.

Dina began her career as a program specialist in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Foreign Missions, where she worked for four years. Dina also worked as a law clerk at Cozen O'Connor during her last year of law school, focusing on white-collar criminal matters and parallel civil proceedings, as well as in internal investigations. She is fluent in Arabic and proficient in Spanish.


Criminal Defense

  • Represented an auto carrier in a U.S. criminal antitrust investigation. Our advocacy resulted in a reduced fine and the first-ever monitorship in a voluntary criminal antitrust plea.
  • Represented an auto executive in the U.S. criminal investigation into the largest diesel emissions scandal.
  • Represented an individual in the U.S. criminal investigation alleging violations of Clean Air Act.
  • Represented futures traders and an introducing broker in investigations by the CME and U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement into Exchange data.  Our advocacy resulted either in minimal penalties or no charges being filed against the client.
  • Represented a life sciences company in a DOJ investigation alleging that its subsidiary provided kickbacks to physicians for using the client’s diagnostics services.   
  • Represented an individual in sentencing for a money-laundering conspiracy.
  • Represented the CEO of a former U.S. government contractor in a federal investigation into one of the largest bribery schemes in federal contracting history. (Pro Bono)

Internal Investigations and Compliance

  • Conducted internal investigation for a Fortune 500 company into potential fraud and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in the client’s overseas operations.
  • Represented a professional services firm in responding to a federal grand jury subpoena.
  • Represented a government contractor in responding to a civil investigative demand regarding a contract with Marine Corps.
  • Represented a witness in connection with a federal investigation alleging company violations of False Claims Act and Clean Water Act. No charges were filed against the client.

 Privacy and GDPR

  • Counseled an international company on U.S. privacy regulations and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and data breach notification procedures. Evaluated the client’s privacy policies and identified vulnerabilities under U.S. privacy laws and GDPR.
  • Advised international non-profit foreign language study placement organization in data breach matter involving U.S. privacy regulations and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and data breach notification procedures.
  • Advised a company on its U.S. privacy obligations and drafted a best practices and compliance guide. (Pro Bono)


Reflections on Boeing’s Exposure Following the 737 MAX Crashes [Alert]

April 17, 2019

Chris Kende, Bruce Maffeo and Dina Moussa, discuss the civil and criminal liability Boeing could face following the two crashes and subsequent grounding of the brand new Boeing 737 MAX.

The Second Circuit Narrows the Extraterritorial Reach of the FCPA [Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Alert]

August 27, 2018

Martin Bloor, Linda Regis Hallinan, Matthew Kinskey, and Dina Moussa discuss the Second Circuit's decision in United States v. Hoskins.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2017
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., 2012

Awards & Honors

Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) Certification, International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2019


  • District of Columbia

Member, International Association for Privacy Professionals