Amanda Swenty has served two decades in various positions throughout the federal government, advising the law enforcement, military, and intelligence communities in addition to serving two administrations as a Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council. She has provided legal guidance on substantive topics such as Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Covert Action, Intelligence Collection, Military Operations, and Information Sharing. During the Obama Administration, she led the interagency legal review team during the President’s 60 Day Cyber Policy Review. During the Bush Administration, she helped lead the interagency efforts to amend Executive Order 12333 and Executive Order 12958.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Swenty served as the first detailee from the Intelligence Community to the Department of Justice Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the Criminal Division after enactment of the USA PATRIOT Act, where she helped address issues such as international requests for investigative assistance and the overlapping authorities for offensive and defensive cyber operations, work that later developed into a national security policy directive. She also spent time training foreign judges, criminal investigators, and prosecutors in computer investigation tools and techniques and served for two years on the trial team prosecuting individuals indicted in one of the largest data theft cases in U.S. history.
Ms. Swenty holds an LL.M. in International Telecommunications and Information Technology Law, specializing in data privacy and electronic commerce from the Norwegian Research Institute for Computers and Law of the University of Oslo. She earned her Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law.