October 23, 2017

ABA Committee on Law and National Security launches national security podcast

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2017 – The ABA Committee on Law and National Security has created a new podcast called National Security Law Today. Hosted by committee members and staff, the podcast features legal experts discussing hot topics and current issues in the world of national security, as well as career advice for those looking to break into the field of national security law. 

Listeners will learn about the specific impact that national security law has on the legal, economic and business world outside the government.

The theme for the first year is national security in private practice, focusing on laws and regulations that impact practitioners and their clients. Topics include State Department and Treasury Department sanctions, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, the Foreign Agents Registration Act, export regulations, security clearances and litigation, international tribunals and prosecuting terrorist acts.

New episodes air every other Thursday, and each one is approximately a half-hour long. The show is available online on the podcast website and you can find it for streaming or subscribing on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud and TuneIn.

Upcoming guests include:

  • Caroline Krass of Gibson Dunn, former general counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Lindsay Rodman, a fellow in residence at the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa
  • Ken Wainstein, a partner at Davis Polk and former general counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

The podcast will take advantage of in-person events hosted by the Standing Committee on Law and National Security, including the two-day Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law CLE Conference, on Nov. 16-17.

Go to www.abalegalfactcheck.com for the ABA’s new feature that cites case and statutory law and other legal precedents to distinguish legal fact from fiction.

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