Advisory Committee Members
Chair: Harvey Rishikof, Senior Policy Advisor to the National Counterintelligence Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and former Professor, National Security Law, National War College, and former Legal Counsel to the Deputy Director of the FBI. He also served as Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, where 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.
William Banks, Professor, Syracuse University College of Law and Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism. He is an international expert on constitutional and national security law and counterterrorism and author of the leading text National Security Law, now in its third edition.
John Bellinger, Partner, National and Homeland Security Practice Group, Arnold & Porter and former Legal Adviser to the Department of State and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council.
Joel Bellows, Founder and Managing Principal, Bellows and Bellows, P.C. and Ph.D. Candidate, Cognitive Political Economy, University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.
Laurie Blank, Professor, Emory University School of Law, and Director of their International Humanitarian Law Clinic and former program officer in the Rule of Law Program at the US Institute of Peace.
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.
Mary DeRosa, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center and former US representative to the 66th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations and former Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council, and former Chief Counsel for National Security, Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
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.
Charles Dunlap, Jr., Professor of the Practice of Law and Executive Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke Law School. Retired deputy judge advocate general of the U.S. Air Force, having attained the rank of major general during a 34-year career in the Judge Advocate Corps.
Lara Flint, senior lawyer in the Office of the Legal Adviser for Political-Military Affairs, Department of State. Former senior counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and former staff counsel, Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).
David Graham, Executive Director, Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School and Judge Advocate, Charlottesville, VA and Colonel, US Army (ret).
Amos Guiora, Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah and teaches Criminal Law, Global Perspectives on Counter-terrorism and Religion and Terrorism. He is also a Research Fellow at the International Institute on Counter-Terrorism, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzeliya, Israel and served for 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces Judge Advocate General’s Corps. (Lt. Col. Ret.)
George Jameson, spent 33 years as a lawyer at the Central Intelligence Agency in many senior positions including analysis, operation and community affairs. He is currently a consultant on issues relating to intelligence and other national security matters and co-founded the Council on Intelligence Issues, a non-profit educational and service organization established to help provide legal and other assistance to CIA and other intelligence personnel.
M. Tia Johnson, Colonel, Judge Advocate US Army, and 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.
Deborah Pearlstein, Assistant Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and former Associate Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.
Ben Powell, Partner, WilmerHale and former General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and previously served as Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel.
Peter Raven-Hansen, Glen Earl Weston Research Professor of Law and Co-Director, US Foreign Relations and National Security Law LL.M. Program, George Washington School of Law. Former Chair of the National Security Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools.
Mark Sessions, partner, Strasburger & Price LLP, in San Antonio, TX and former General Counsel, Novatel, Inc.
Daniel Silverberg, Deputy Chief Counsel, Committee on Foreign Affairs, US House of Representatives. Previously, he served as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel in the U.S. Department of Defense with responsibilities related to special operations and international law. Prior, he practiced law with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in San Francisco, where he focused on commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense matters.
John Tunheim, Judge, United States District Court in Minneapolis, MN. Former Minnesota Chief Deputy Attorney General and former Chair of the U.S. Assassination Records Review Board.
Kay Wakatake, Judge Advocate General, US Army, former Officer-In-Charge, Mannheim Law Center, Germany. Served as the Brigade Judge Advocate in Iraq and was the primary planner and facilitator for the brigade’s rule of law operations.
Clark Walton, counsel, Alexander Ricks PLLC and adjunct professor, Charlotte School of Law. Previously a Special Assistant US Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina and state criminal prosecutor. Former federal cyber security analyst and member of the ABA House of Delegates.
Special Advisors: Stewart A. Baker, currently in private practice and former Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former General Counsel to the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. Previously served as General Counsel, National Security Agency.
Spike Bowman, Visiting Scholar, University of Virginia School of Law and former Deputy Director, Office of National Counterintelligence Executive and former Deputy General Counsel, National Security, FBI and Chief, Intelligence Issues Group, National Security Branch.
Scott Silliman, Director Emeritus, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security and Professor of the Practice of Law Duke University School of Law, former Air Force Judge Advocate.