Events

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2018 Events

May 22, 2018

Joyce Corell: The Internet of Things and Supply Chain: The Next Generation of Vulnerabilities in National Security

Joyce Corell of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Supply Chain and Cyber Directorate discussed managing the supply chains that support our nation's critical government and economic functions. 

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April 24, 2018

"The Use of Force in North Korea: The Legal Process"

Moderator Judge James Baker, chair of the Standing Committee and former Legal Advisor to the National Security Council (1997-2000) along with Brian Egan, former Legal Advisor to the National Security Council (2013-2016) and BG Rich Gross (USA, ret.), former Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed the constitutional and international legal questions and processes involved in strategic use of force decision-making.

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March 9, 2018

NCSC General Counsel Spencer Fisher: "Calling American Lawyers to Action -- The Legal Sector as a Critical Ally for National Security"

General Counsel Spencer Fisher of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center delivered remarks after Director William Evanina was called away.

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February 22, 2018

Judge D. Brooks Smith and Ronald Collins: The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons

Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith of the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals and Professor Ronald Collins of the University of Washington Law School discussed a new book on the role of judges over a brown-bag lunch event.

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January 12, 2018

Frances Townsend: National Security - Current Legal Issues and Dilemmas

Frances Townsend, former Presidential advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, spoke about FISA 702 and her experiences in government.

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2017 Events

December 8, 2017

The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook: Understanding the Evolving Cybersecurity Threat

The co-editors of the new handbook, Jill D. Rhodes and Robert S. Litt, discussed the cyber challenges facing attorneys, law firms and business professionals.

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October 18, 2017

Joel Brenner: Keeping America Safe: Secure Networks for Critical Sectors

Joel Brenner served as Senior Counsel and Inspector General in the National Security Agency. He is currently a Senior Fellow at MIT.

Read the MIT study "Keeping America Safe" | Listen | Read the text of the speech


September 14, 2017

Dana Boente: Protecting National Assets Against Nation-State Threats

Dana Boente is the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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June 6, 2017

Adam Smith: Economic Sanctions in the Trump Era

Adam Smith is an expert on US trade sanctions and international investment regulations. He is a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who previously served in the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control.

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June 1, 2017

Melissa Hathaway: Cybersecurity - The Intersection of Law, Policy and Technology

A breakfast event featuring Melissa Hathaway, the president of Hathaway Global Strategies, and a cybersecurity expert who served in two presidential administrations.

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May 5, 2017

Supervisory Special Agent Edward You: Safeguarding the Bioeconomy

A breakfast by the ABA Standing Committee featuring Edward You of the FBI's Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate.

Find more information about Special Agent You and his talk here.


February 23, 2017

Dr. Jason Matheny: Future Thoughts and Emerging Technologies in National Security

Dr. Matheny is the director of IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity) which funds high risk/high reward research to advance US Intelligence interests. He spoke on the intersection between technical research and legal policy in the security world.

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January 17, 2017

Adam Segal: Hacked World Order

Adam Segal is an expert in cybersecurity and China policy with the Council on Foreign Relations, he joined the ABA for a talk and a Q&A session.

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2016 Events

December 1, 2016

Ryan Crocker: Foreign Policy Challenges

Ambassador Crocker is a veteran of the foreign service department and has served as American ambassador to six countries across the Middle East. 

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June 28, 2016

Breakfast Program: Vice Admiral James W. Crawford

VADM Crawford joined the Standing Committee to discuss international maritime legal issues.


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June 23, 2016

Encryption Demystified: What Congress Should Consider in the Encryption Debate


Hyatt Regency | Washington, DC

This panel discussion was co-sponsored by Baylor Law School. It was moderated by  Daniel Silverberg (National Security Advisor, Office of Congressman Steny Hoyer) and the panelists included: Raj De (Partner, Mayer Brown), Suzan DelBene (Congresswoman, 1st Congressional District of Washington), Paul Rosenzweig (Founder, Red Branch Consulting PLLC | Senior Advisor, The Chertoff Group)

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June 8, 2016

Book Talk: Global Intelligence Oversight

NYU Washington, DC

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May 5, 2016

Robert Mueller: Morris I. Leibman Award Luncheon


The Standing Committee presented the 2015 Morris I. Leibman Award in Law and National Security to Robert Mueller, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (2001-2013). 

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April 27, 2016

Laura Donohue: The Future of Foreign Intelligence

Laura Donohue, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, joined the Standing Committee to discuss her new book The Future of Foreign Intelligence: Privacy and Surveillance in a Digital Age

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March 17, 2016

John Carlin: Recent Trends and Hot Topics in the National Security Cyber Field

John P. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, discussed the national security threat landscape and recent trends in the U.S. government’s whole-of-government approach to disrupting national security cyber threats.

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February 16, 2016

Robert Litt: The Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age

Robert Litt, General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, joined the Standing Committee in a conversation about the Fourth Amendment in the digital age.

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January 13, 2016

William Banks: Soldiers on the Home Front

Dean Banks analyzed the military's domestic role as it is shaped by law, and discussed what we must learn and do before the next crisis. 

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