“Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA”
Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security
Thursday, March 6, noon – 1:30 p.m.
The Army and Navy Club
901 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Rizzo will provide an insider’s history of the CIA having served during a seemingly never-ending string of public controversies. He will offer insight into the CIA in the years after the 9/11 attacks, when he served as the agency’s top lawyer, with oversight on virtually every major CIA issue from waterboarding to drones to answering for the Iran Contra scandal.
Rizzo, a seasoned attorney with more than 30 years as an agency lawyer at the CIA, served as the agency’s chief legal officer in the post-9/11 era. He helped create and implement the full spectrum of aggressive counterterrorist operations against Al Qaeda, including the so-called “enhanced interrogation program” and lethal strikes against the Al Qaeda leadership. After retiring from the CIA, he has served as senior counsel at a Washington, D.C., law firm and is a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution.
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