Board of Directors

Honorary Board Member
Jeff Novak
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel -- Ethics & Compliance

Jeff Novak is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel -- Ethics & Compliance for Oath, a Verizon subsidiary that reaches more than a billion consumers worldwide through sites like HuffPost, TechCruch, Yahoo! Finance and Sports, Tumblr, and MAKERS. He previously managed public policy, litigation and compliance for AOL, where he was part of a legal team that helped managed AOL's turnaround from a dial-up ISP to an advertising platform and content business that was the first Internet company to win an Emmy and the first to win a Pulitzer Prize before it was acquired by Verizon in 2015. AOL's legal department has been recognized as the Association of Corporate Counsel's Legal Department of the Year and by the Virginia State Bar and the Fairfax Bar Association for its pro bono partnership with McGuireWoods.

Prior to joining AOL in 2003, Jeff was a partner at McGuireWoods; a law clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Richey, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia; and a law clerk to William B. Cummings, formerly the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Jeff has chaired NVTC's TechPAC since 2014 and serves as an honorary member of NVTC's Executive Committee. He co-chaired Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring's Transition Committee in 2013 and, most recently, he served on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's Transition Committee. Jeff and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwin Novak, a pediatric cardiologist at Children's National in Washington, D.C. and fellow native Northern Virginian, have five children and love to volunteer, travel, golf, hike, scuba dive, and ski.