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June 02, 2020

Women in National Security Law hosts virtual kickoff event

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2020 — Five women lawyers with careers in the field of national security law will discuss their work and career paths at the virtual launch of Women in National Security Law (WINSL), sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security. The mission of WINSL is to support, promote and develop women engaged in the practice of national security law.  

Women in National Security Law virtual kickoff

4-5:30 p.m. EDT, June 4

Zoom video call

Panelists will discuss their experiences in the national security law arena and the impact of mentoring and networking. Speakers include:

  • Cynthia Ryan, chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and former general counsel of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and former chief counsel of the Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, founder and chair of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation and former ambassador at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
  • Michele Pearce, principal deputy general counsel, U.S. Army
  • Mieke Eoyang, vice president for the National Security Program at Third Way
  • Dawn Browning, deputy general counsel for National Security and Cyber Law Branch, FBI

Members of the media should contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or email [email protected] for a Zoom registration link. Please note that all attendees must have their own Zoom link to access the webinar.

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