NYU Center on Law and Security & NYU Center for Cybersecurity
Randal S. Milch recently retired from his position as Executive Vice President, Strategic Policy Advisor to the Chair and CEO of Verizon Communications. Immediately prior to this role, Milch was the Executive Vice President, Public Policy, and General Counsel of Verizon, where he led the company's public policy, legal, regulatory, government affairs and security groups.
Over the course of a 21 year career at Verizon, Milch was deeply involved in the deregulation and transformation of the telecommunications industry. He was responsible for the legal, public policy and government affairs aspects of Verizon’s regulatory positions at the state, federal and international levels. Milch has testified before committees of Congress, and has organized and led significant public policy campaigns relating to state and federal legislation and transactional approvals vital to the Company. As head of Verizon’s government affairs and public policy organizations, Milch was responsible for Verizon’s public strategies relating to hot button issues like net neutrality and the Snowden leaks.
Milch chaired the Verizon Executive Security Council, which is responsible for information security across all Verizon entities. As such, he both set cyber-policy for Verizon and created the Board-level reporting on these matters. Milch was also responsible for national security matters at Verizon beginning in 2006, and served as the senior cleared executive at Verizon. Verizon’s Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Security Officer both reported to Milch, and he led Board-level reporting on security and compliance issues.
Milch is a Distinguished Fellow at the NYU Center on Law and Security and the NYU Center for Cybersecurity. He serves as Chair of the Board of Equal Justice Works, as a Trustee of New York University Law School, and on the Board of Analysis Group, Inc. Prior to joining a Verizon predecessor in 1993, Milch was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Irvine.
Milch holds a J.D. from New York University Law School and a B.A. from Yale University.