Annual Conference

29th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference Audio

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Panel I – National Security and Legal Implications of Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies

  • Stevan Bunnell, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Chris Brummer, Professor and Faculty Director, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Alan Cohn, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Michael Mosier, Chief Technical Counsel, Chainalysis
  • John Roth, Chief Compliance Officer, Bittrex, Former Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Panel II – Legal Lessons Learned in Recent Armed Conflicts

  • Colonel Gail Curley (USA), Chief, National Security Law Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army
  • Rear Admiral Steven Andersen (USCG), Judge Advocate General, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Vice Admiral John Hannink (USN), Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy
  • Lieutenant General Charles Pede (USA), Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army
  • Lieutenant General Jeffrey Rockwell (USAF), Judge Advocate General, U.S. Air Force

Luncheon Remarks (Video Below)

  • Dana Boente, General Counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Panel III – Legal and Policy Responses to the Weaponization of Social Media

  • Jennifer Daskal, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Patrick Day, Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Richard DiZinno, Chief Counsel for National Security and Crime, Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Ryan Greer, Director for Program Assessment and Strategy, Anti-Defamation League, Fellow, New America
  • Saleela Salahuddin, Cybersecurity Policy Lead, Facebook
  • Suzanne Spaulding, Senior Advisor, Homeland Security and International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Panel IV – Presidential Emergency Powers and Militarization of the Border

  • William Banks, Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Emeritus, Syracuse University, Chair, Advisory Committee, ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security 
  • Elizabeth Goitein, Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
  • Jamil Jaffer, Founder and Executive Director, National Security Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Stephen Vladeck, A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Panel V – Emerging Technology, Emerging Ethics: National Security Lawyering and the Coming AI Revolution

  • Hon. James E. Baker, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University
  • Lala Qadir, Associate, Covington & Burling

Closing Remarks

  • John Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Harvey Rishikof, Senior Counselor, ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security

Dinner with Keynote Remarks- 5G and National Security

  • Joel Brenner, Senior Research Fellow, Center for International Studies and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Former National Counterintelligence Executive
  • Craig Silliman, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative, Legal and Public Policy Officer, Verizon 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Panel VI – The Future of National Security Law: A Live Recording of the National Security Law Podcast and National Security Law Today

  • Yvette Bourcicot, Host, National Security Law Today
  • Robert Chesney, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director, Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, The University of Texas School of Law, Host, National Security Law Podcast
  • Elisa Poteat, Host, National Security Law Today
  • Stephen Vladeck, A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Host, National Security Law Podcast

Panel VII – Ethical Challenges of the National Security Lawyer

  • William Renn Gade, General Counsel, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Major General Charles Dunlap Jr., USAF (ret.), Professor of the Practice of Law & Executive Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University School of Law
  • Colonel Katherine Oler, USAF (ret.), Special Master, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Kristin St. Peter, Principal Deputy General Counsel, Defense Intelligence Agency

Lunch Remarks

  • Michael Leiter, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center

Panel VIII – Needed Reform or Constitutional Minefield? Proposals to Create a Federal Crime of Domestic Terrorism

  • Laura Donohue, Professor of Law and Director, Center on National Security and the Law and Center on Privacy and Technology, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Mary McCord, Visiting Professor of Law and Senior Litigator from Practice, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Harsha Panduranga, Counsel, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
  • Shirin Sinnar,  Professor of Law and John A. Wilson Faculty Scholar, Stanford University Law School

Panel IX – The Role of the Courts in National Security

  • Robert Litt, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster
  • John Bellinger, Partner, Arnold & Porter
  • Hon. James Boasberg, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Robert Eatinger, Jr., Partner, Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig
  • Hina Shamsi, Director, National Security Project, American Civil Liberties Union

Panel X – Persistent Engagement: The New Cyber Command Policy for Defense 

  • Harvey Rishikof, Senior Counselor, ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security
  • Jamil Jaffer, Founder and Executive Director, National Security Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Colonel Gary Corn, USA, (ret.) Program Director, Tech, Law and Security Program, American University Washington College of Law
  • Emily Goldman, Cyber Lead, Policy Planning Staff, Office of the Secretary, U.S. State Department
  • Catherine Lotrionte, Brent Scowcroft Scholar, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
  • David Mussington, Ph.D, CISSP, Professor of the Practice, School of Public Policy, Director, Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise, University of Maryland School of Public Policy Cybersecurity Initiative