Advisory Committee Members
Chair: Harvey Rishikof, Director of Cybersecurity and the Law, College of Information Science and Technology, The iSchool, Drexel University and former 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.
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.
Judith Boyd, 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.
Willie Curtis, Associate Professor of Political Science, United States Naval Academy.
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.
Laura Donohue, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and 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.
David Graham, Executive Director, Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School and Judge Advocate, Charlottesville, VA and Colonel, US Army (ret).
Sandra Hodgkinson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense.
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.
David Lockemy, Judge, South Caroline Court of Appeals.
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.
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.
Philip Reitinger, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Sony Corporation and former Director, National Cyber Security Center, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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.
Jill Rhodes, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Trustmark Companies.
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.