Member Directory

Standing Committee

Chair: James E. Baker, Visiting Professor, Georgetown Law, Former Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and former Special Assistant to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council.

Eliana Davidson, Deputy General Counsel, Intelligence, Department of Defense. Former Deputy Legal Advisor, National Security Council and former Special Counsel to the General Counsel, Department of Defense.

Benjamin Davis, Associate Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law.

Laura Donohue, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and Acting Director of Georgetown’s Center on National Security and the Law.  Former Clerk for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

James Durant, Chief Counsel, Office of Science-Integrated Support Center, U.S. Department of Energy, former Staff Judge Advocate, US Air Force.

Ivan Fong, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel, 3M and former General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

M. Tia Johnson, Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, Colonel, Judge Advocate US Army, (ret.) Currently serves as the Senior Advisor to the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is the former Senior Military Assistant to the DOD General Counsel, former Special Assistant for Legal and International Security Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of Legislative Affairs and former Legal Advisor, NATO Joint Forces Command, in Naples. She is also the former Chair, International and Operational Law Department, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School. 

Gerold Libby, Partner, Zuber Lawler & Del Duca, General Counsel, The World Justice Project, and formerly served on the board of directors, Semco Instruments, Inc.

Elisa Massimino, President and Chief Executive Officer, Human Rights First and former Litigator, Hogan & Hartson.

Elisa Poteat, Attorney, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice, addressing counter-terrorism prosecution, national security and cybersecurity and has served as Senior Staff for the FBI's 911 Review Commission. She has also served as an Assistant US Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC.

Lee Zeichner, Founder and President, Zeichner Risk Analysis.

Special Advisor: James E. McPherson, Executive Director, National Association of Attorneys General and Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.) and former General Counsel, Counterintelligence Field Activity and former Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy.

Advisory Committee

Chair: Harvey Rishikof, Senior Counsel, Crowell and Moring and former Dean, National War College and Director of Cybersecurity and the Law, College of Information Science and Technology, The iSchool, Drexel University.  He also served as Senior Policy Advisor to the National Counterintelligence Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and is the former Legal Counsel to the Deputy Director of the FBI.  As former Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, he served as chief of staff and liaison to the Executive Branch, Congress, the Federal Judicial Center and the Administrative Office of the US Court. Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute.

Athena Rudolph Arguello, Assistant General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency, General Counsel to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and former attorney with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Office of General Counsel.

Vanita M. Banks, Corporate Counsel, The Allstate Corporation.

William Banks, Interim Dean, Syracuse University College of Law and Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Board of Advisors and Distinguished Professor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.   

Andrew Borene, Federal Manager, IBM i2 Safer Planet, IBM Corporation, National Security Solutions, Nuance Communications. Former Associate Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense and a former Marine intelligence officer in Iraq.

Yvette Bourcicot, Yvette Bourcicot is the Senior Advisor for Atrocities Prevention and Response in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs.  She previously served as Special Assistant to the Army General Counsel, Air Force JAG, and private defense counsel. 

Judith Boyd, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Northeast Regional Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former Chief Counsel for the Minority, U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Robert Bryant, Former National Counterintelligence Executive within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Angeline Chen, Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Marinette Marine Corporation, a Fincantieri company, where she also serves as the company’s Corporate Secretary and Ethics Officer.

Willie Curtis, Associate Professor of Political Science, United States Naval Academy.

Roger Drew, Colonel, Air Force Special Operations Command.

Joshua Geltzer, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Department of Justice.

Zachary Goldman, Executive Director, Center on Law and Security, New York University School of Law

Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, Executive Vice President, Univision Communications Inc. and former staff director and general counsel, House Committee on Homeland Security.

Sandra Hodgkinson, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Chief of Staff, Finmeccanica North American and DRS Technologies, Inc., former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense.

David Jonas, Vice President, Pentagon Federal Credit Union and former General Counsel of the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.  Retired Marine Corps officer and former nuclear nonproliferation planner for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He teaches Nuclear Nonproliferation Law and Policy at Georgetown and George Washington University law schools.     

Kevin Lunday, Director (J7), Training and Exercises, U.S. Cyber Command, U.S. Coast Guard, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Cyber Command. He previously served as Executive Assistant to the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Atlantic.

Thurgood Marshall, Jr., Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP and Principal, Bingham Consulting LLC where he represents clients engaged in public policy. He earlier served as assistant to the President and Secretary to the Cabinet.  

Phil Reitinger, President, VisionSpear, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Sony Corporation and former Director, National Cyber Security Center, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Jill Rhodes, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Trustmark Companies. Prior to this, she spent 20 years working in and with the Federal Intelligence Agencies.


Richard Friedman, President and Chair, National Strategy Forum, Chicago, IL.

Al Harvey, Major General, USMC (ret.) private practice, Memphis, TN and former Board of Governors’ liaison to Standing Committee and former President, Tennessee Bar Association.  Member, ABA House of Delegates.

John O. Marsh, Distinguished Professor of Law at George Mason University and Of Counsel, Hazel & Thomas, former Secretary of the Army, former Virginia Representative in Congress and former Law Professor, William & Mary School of Law.

John Norton Moore, Walter L. Brown Professor, University of Virginia School of Law and Director, Center for National Security Law.

Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, Dean, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and former General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency and General Counsel, National Security Agency, and former Deputy Legal Adviser, Department of State.

William S. Sessions, Partner, Holland and Knight and former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and former U.S. District Judge and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas. 

William H. Webster, former Federal Judge and Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Director of Central Intelligence.

R. James Woolsey, Woolsey Partners LLC and former Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton and former Director of Central Intelligence.