Caroline Lynch is the founder and owner of Copper Hill Strategies, LLC, providing client-focused government relations, strategic planning, legislative, and business development services. She has fifteen years of Capitol Hill experience, including a decade with the House Judiciary Committee where she served for eight years as the Chief Counsel of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. Caroline utilizes her expertise in public policy and the legislative process to advise clients on wide array of policy issues, including surveillance and encryption, CDA 230, facial recognition, and blockchain and cryptocurrency.
On Capitol Hill, Caroline was at the forefront of developing some of the most high-profile privacy, cybersecurity, national security, and criminal laws of the 21st Century, including updates to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act and FISA Amendments Act, and the USA FREEDOM Act enacted in response to the Edward Snowden leaks. She authored dozens of pieces of legislation and developed strategies to successfully shepherd those bills through Congress.
Caroline advised members on a variety of issues, including online child exploitation and sex trafficking, illegal drug distribution and money laundering, data breach notification and cybersecurity. She led the joint Bipartisan Encryption Working Group established by the House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce Committees following the San Bernardino terrorist attack to examine the complex legal and policy issues surrounding encryption.
Prior to joining the Judiciary Committee, Caroline served as Chief Counsel of the House Republican Policy Committee, Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, and Clerk for the Arizona Court of Appeals. She previously served in the personal office of former Congressman John Shadegg from 1996 to 2000. Caroline is a member of the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Board, the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, the Arizona Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, and the Arizona Technology Council. She has guest-lectured at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, the Texas A & M University School of Law, and the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. Caroline is a 2003 graduate of the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.