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WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 — John Rizzo, former acting general counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency, will speak on his recent book, “Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA,” at an American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security luncheon program on Thursday, March 6, at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C.
“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.
This event is free and open to the members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Maria Gutierrez at 202-662-1091 or Maria.Gutierrez@americanbar.org
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