Stephenie Gosnell Handler

Stephenie is Associate General Counsel (Cybersecurity) at McKinsey & Company.

Prior to McKinsey, she was a Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells and an Associate at Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher LLP.

She focused her practice primarily on cybersecurity, international trade, and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance.

Stephenie graduated with distinction from the US Naval Academy, where she earned a bachelor’s of science degree. She holds a master’s of arts degree in national security studies from Georgetown University. She earned her JD from Stanford Law School.

Stephenie served as an active duty officer in the US Marine Corps for seven years. As a logistics officer, she was assigned to ground and aviation units in the US and Okinawa, Japan, where she deployed throughout the Far East. Stephenie also served as a regional affairs officer, and deployed to Iraq as a special assistant for political-military affairs for the Multi-National Security Transition Command–Iraq, serving on the personal staff of the Commanding General, General David H. Petraeus, and subsequently, General Martin E. Dempsey.

Stephenie left active duty service to attend law school. At Stanford, she continued her interest in rule of law development as a member of the Afghanistan Legal Education project, writing and editing legal textbooks and curricula that are currently being used by Afghan universities as well as by coalition personnel. She was a fellow at the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation.

Stephenie also worked at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.