Events & CLE

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National Security CLE Webinars

National Security CLE Webinars

Emerging Critical Issues- January 28-29 and February 4-5, 2021

What are the national security challenges that the country will face over the next year? This series of CLE webinars on emerging critical issues including cybersecurity and technology, civil-military relations, economic security and the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinars will be held on January 28 and 29 and February 4 and 5, from 11 to 2:30 EDT each day. Registration is now closed. View CLE materials below.

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National Security Webinars CLE Material

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Foreign Agents Registration Act: What Lawyers Need to Know in A Heightened Enforcement Era

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David Laufman, partner at Wiggin & Dana LLP and former Chief of Counterintelligence & Export Control in the DOJ National Security Division (responsible for FARA enforcement) explains FARA for lawyers and law firms in this program.

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Watch Women in National Security Law Panels

Women in Intelligence Law - August 12, 2020

Senior women in the intelligence community discuss national security legal issues, provide career advice, and answer audience questions. Watch the full panel with Cynthia Ryan, Past Chair, Standing Committee on Law and National Security; Amb. Bonnie Jenkins, Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security; Donna MacEwen, NRO; Teisha Anthony, NSA; Allison Stevens, NGA; Carol Coll, CIA; and Kristin St. Peter, DIA

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WINSL Virtual Launch Event - June 4, 2020

The mission of WINSL is to support, promote, and develop women engaged in the practice of national security law. Watch the panel with Cynthia Ryan, Chair Standing Committee on Law and National Security; Amb. Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and Chair, Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security; Mieke Eoyang, Vice President, National Security Program, Third Way; Dawn Browning, Deputy General Counsel, National Security and Cyber Law Branch, FBI

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Dig Deeper on our Recent Conferences

29th Annual Review Conference

November 7-8, 2019 in Washington DC. Get CLE information and readings, listen to audio recordings, and watch videos of keynotes speakers.

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ABA Annual Meeting 2018 - Attacks on Our Institutions of Democracy

A panel at the 2018 ABA Annual Meeting, August 4, 2018 with moderator Harvey Rishikof and panelists Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, Suzanne Spaulding and Judge Margaret Sweeney

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Thinking about Extremism in the 21st Century

A Keynote Panel from the ABA Rule of Law Initiative Annual Conference on Contemporary Rule of Law Issues: Rule of Law Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism.


ABA Annual Meeting 2016 - Emerging Issues in National Security and Law Enforcement

The Standing Committee sponsored a keynote address at the 2016 ABA Annual meeting with former FBI Director James Comey. The Committee also held a moderated discussion at the 2016 Annual meeting with Marc Rotenberg, the president and executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Gilman Louie, founder and former CEO of In-Q-Tel and Harvey Rishikof, chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security’s Advisory Committee


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