October 23, 2018

Top intelligence officials, legal experts gather for ABA national security conference

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2018 — National Security legal experts and current and former officials from the CIA, ODNI, NSA, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of Treasury, and Department of Homeland Security will explore critical national security issues at the 28th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference, Nov. 1-2 in Washington, D.C.

Featured speakers include ABA President Bob Carlson; Glenn Gerstell, general counsel at the National Security Agency; Hon. Michael Chertoff, executive director at The Chertoff Group; and Suzanne Spaulding, senior adviser of Homeland and International Security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

What:      28th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security

When:    
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 1-2               

Where:   
The Capital Hilton
1001 16th St. NW               
Washington, D.C. 20036

Featured speakers include:

  • Robert Carlson, American Bar Association president
  • Tom Feddo, deputy assistant secretary for investment security, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Sanchitha Jayaram, chief of foreign investment review staff, national security division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Robert Litt, former general counsel for the Director of National Intelligence
  • Aimen Mir, former deputy assistant secretary for investment security, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Harvey Rishikof, chair of ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security advisory committee
  • Colin Stretch, vice president and general counsel, Facebook
  • Wyndee Parker, national security advisor, House of Representatives office of the Democratic Leader
  • Stewart Baker, partner, Steptoe & Johnson

Program topics include:

  • Space Law: Issues and Progress
  • Legal Issues Confronting the Military, National Security Community
  • The Fourth Amendment, Surveillance and the Future
  • Reviewing Current Controversies Surrounding Security Clearances
  • Ethical Challenges of the National Security Lawyer
  • Global Trade and National Security
  • The Movement of Individuals Across Borders and National Security
  • SCOTUS, GITMO the FISC and more: The Role of the Courts in Shaping National Security Law
  • Social Media: 2020
  • The Role and Duty of the National Security Lawyer: The Audience Responds

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is open and free to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or Jennifer.Kildee@americanbar.org

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