Member Directory

Standing Committee

Chair: James E. Baker, Robert Wilhelm Fellow, Center for International Studies, MIT, Former Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and former Special Assistant to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council.

Raj De, Partner, Mayer, Brown and former General Counsel, National Security Agency  

James Durant, Chief Counsel, Office of Science-Integrated Support Center, U.S. Department of Energy, former Staff Judge Advocate, US Air Force

Ivan Fong, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel, 3M and former General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Avril Haines, former White House Deputy National Security Advisor

Angela Hinton, Chief Counsel, City of Atlanta Department of Law

Caroline Krass, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, former Central Intelligence Agency General Counsel, former Acting Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, and former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in the Office of White House Counsel

Elisa Poteat, attorney, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice, addressing counter-terrorism prosecution, national security and cybersecurity and has served as Senior Staff for the FBI's 911 Review Commission. She has also served as an Assistant US Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC.

Lala Qadir, associate, Covington & Burling focusing on data privacy and security.

Cynthia Ryan, Leader Development Executive, Human Development, and former General Counsel, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, former Chief Counsel, Drug Enforcement Agency.

Craig Silliman, Executive Vice President of Public Policy and General Counsel, Verizon Communications, Inc., former Senior Vice President for policy and government affairs.

Special Advisor: 

James E. McPherson, Executive Director, National Association of Attorneys General and Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.) and former General Counsel, Counterintelligence Field Activity and former Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy.

Advisory Committee

Chair: Harvey Rishikof, Director and Convening Authority for the Office of Military Commissions, former Senior Counsel, Crowell and Moring and former Dean, National War College and Director of Cybersecurity and the Law, College of Information Science and Technology, The iSchool, Drexel University.  He also served as Senior Policy Advisor to the National Counterintelligence Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and is the former Legal Counsel to the Deputy Director of the FBI.  Former Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and life 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, Board of Advisors and Distinguished Professor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.   

Yvette Bourcicot, Senior Advisor for Atrocity Prevention and Response, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs, Department of Defense.

Joel F. Brenner, Principal, Joel Brenner LLC, specializes in global risk management, privacy and data security and internal investigations. He is also a Senior Fellow at the MIT Center for International Studies in Cambridge, Mass.  He served as the National Counterintelligence Executive and Mission Manager for Counterintelligence within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  Prior, he served as the Inspector General for the National Security Agency.

Stevan Bunnell, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers, former General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, former Chief of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington D.C.

Rodger Drew, Colonel, USAF, Chief Appellate Military Judge, United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, former Staff Judge Advocate, Air Force Special Operations Command.

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.

Zachary Goldman, Executive Director, Center on Law and Security, New York University School of Law

Richard Gross, General Counsel, Janus Global Operations. Brigadier General, US Army (Ret.) served over 30 years with the U.S. military as an infantry officer and judge advocate (military attorney). Former senior legal advisor for the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), NATO-ISAF/USFOR-A, and US Central Command. Before retiring, he served as the Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After leaving the military, he was a partner at the law firm Fluet Huber & Hoang PPLC. He has extensive experience with special operations, multinational operations, counterterrorism, the interagency, and national security policy.

Christine Healey, former General Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and former counsel to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Also served as a consultant to the FBI 9/11 Review Commission and as a senior counsel on the 9/11 Commission. 

Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, Executive Vice President, Univision Communications Inc. and former staff director and general counsel, House Committee on Homeland Security.

Francis Hoang, Partner, Fluet Huber & Hoang. Former Associate Counsel to the President and former Assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. Served as an Army Officer in Afghanistan as the Executive Officer of a US Army Special Forces Company in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

M. Tia Johnson, Colonel, Judge Advocate US Army, (ret.) Former Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, US Department of Homeland Security; former Senior Advisor to the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement former 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. 

Robert Litt, Counsel, Morrison & Foerster, former General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice

Kevin Lunday, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard. He serves as Director (J7), Training

and Exercises, U.S. Cyber Command. Former Executive Assistant to the 24th

Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and Commanding Officer of Coast Guard

Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Atlantic.

David Skaggs, Senior Advisor, Dentons US and former Member of Congress, former Chair of the Board of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Office of Congressional Ethics, former United States Representative for Colorado’s Second District

Frances Townsend, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs, MacAndrews & Forbes, former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chair of the Homeland Security Council, former Deputy National Security Advisor.

Stephen Vladeck, Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law, senior Editor of the Journal of National Security Law, and Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law.

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.  

Mary Ellen Williams, Judge, United States Court of Federal Claims, and Professor, Catholic University Columbus School of Law and Johns Hopkins University.

Special Advisors:

Stewart A. Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson 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, Distinguished Fellow, 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.

Susan Ginsburg, Co-founder and CEO of Criticality Sciences, former Principal, U.S. Civil Security, LLC and former fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, where she headed the Mobility and Security Program.  Member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Quadrennial Review Committee and former Senior Counsel, 9/11 Commission.

David Graham, Distinguished Fellow, University of Virginia School of Law Center on National Security Law and former Executive Director of the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (LCS), having served in that capacity for 14 years. He is a retired Army Officer with 31 years of experience as a Military Attorney, or Judge Advocate. He has an extensive background in International Law, with a mix of assignments in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, and played a seminal role in developing the field of Operational Law. Former Director of the Center for Law and Military Operations, now an integral part of the JAG Legal Center and School.

Paul Rosenzweig, founder of Red Branch Law & Consulting PLLC. Former Acting Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and later Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security. He also serves as a Senior Editor of the Journal of National Security Law and is a co-author of the book “Winning the Long War: Lessons from the Cold War for Defeating Terrorism and Preserving Freedom,” and “Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media.”

Scott Silliman, Federal Appellate Judge, United States Court of Military Commission Review, Director Emeritus, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security and Professor of the Practice of Law, Duke University School of Law, and former Air Force Judge Advocate.  


Richard Friedman, President and Chair, National Strategy Forum, Chicago, IL.

Al Harvey, Major General, USMC (ret.) private practice, Memphis, TN and former Board of Governors’ liaison to Standing Committee and former President, Tennessee Bar Association.  Member, ABA House of Delegates.

John O. Marsh, Distinguished Professor of Law at George Mason University and Of Counsel, Hazel & Thomas, former Secretary of the Army, former Virginia Representative in Congress and former Law Professor, William & Mary School of Law.

John Norton Moore, Walter L. Brown Professor, University of Virginia School of Law and Director, Center for National Security Law.

Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, Dean, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and former General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency and General Counsel, National Security Agency, and former Deputy Legal Adviser, Department of State.

William S. Sessions, Partner, Holland and Knight and former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and former U.S. District Judge and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas. 

William H. Webster, former Federal Judge and Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Director of Central Intelligence.

R. James Woolsey, Woolsey Partners LLC and former Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton and former Director of Central Intelligence.