January 05, 2018

National security expert Frances Fragos Townsend to discuss current threats at ABA breakfast

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2018 — Businesses and government agencies in the United States are under increasing threat of cybersecurity hacks and intellectual property theft. Frances Fragos Townsend, former homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to President George W. Bush, will discuss current national security threats at a breakfast sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security

What:   “National Security – Current Legal Issues and Dilemmas”

When:  Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
             8-9 a.m. ET

Where: University Club
             1135 16th St. NW
             Washington, D.C.  20036

Prior to serving in the Bush administration from 2004-2008, Townsend was a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice for 13 years. After leaving government, she became a partner at the law firm of Baker Botts, LLP, and is currently an executive vice president for Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs at MacAndrews and Forbes Incorporated. She also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.

There is no charge for media covering this event.  However, there is a $25 cost to include breakfast. To register, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or Jennifer.Kildee@americanbar.org.

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