- The ‘Lab-leak’ inquiry at the State Department: An Open Letter by former Assistant Secretary Christopher Ford
Authored: NSI Advisory Board Member Christopher Ford
August 31, 2021, ahramonline
- Russia to provide Iran advanced spy satellite: report
Quoted: NSI Advisory Board Member Christopher Ford
June 14, 2021, Kurdistan 24
- Trump’s State Department Officials Fought Over Whether The Coronavirus Was A Chinese Bioweapon
Interviewed: NSI Advisory Board Member Christopher Ford
June 12, 2021, Buzz Feed News
- Trump wanted to publicly grill Fauci on Wuhan lab funding — and bill China for pandemic
Quoted: NSI Advisory Board Member Christopher Ford
June 5, 2021, The New York Post
The National Security Institute at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University and the Intelligence and National Security Foundation present the first event in our Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Senator Tom Cotton, Member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Chairman of the Airland Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, for a discussion on defending the Nation in the 21st Century, including Section 702 reauthorization and empowering the intelligence community to detect and monitor threats to our nation.
Please Join Us for Our Spring 2017 Symposium on April 12th at 6:00pm where our panel will explore the legal and policy issues surrounding private sector and government interactions following a cyber incident.
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We are pleased to welcome a distinguished panel of attorneys specializing in cybersecurity, privacy, and national security law from the public and private sector for this event, two of whom are George Mason alumni.
Scott Ferber, Associate Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice (National Security Division) Washington, DC: Bio Forthcoming
Gerry Stegmaier (GMU Law ’00), Partner, Reed Smith LLP, Washington, DC: Gerry is a partner in the Reed Smith’s Intellectual Property, Information and Innovation group. He focuses his practice on corporate governance, intellectual property and Internet issues, especially as they relate to privacy, information security and consumer protection. An experienced and pragmatic litigator, Gerry focuses a significant part of his practice on prelitigation and advisory services relating to business strategy for privacy by design, data protection, intellectual property, and emerging technologies and markets, often acting as outside product counsel to leading innovators and disruptive technology companies.
Gerry is designated as a Certified Information Privacy Professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. In recent years, he has helped many automotive, health information technology, data management, advertising and consumer technology companies with information management and protection strategy including some of the most popular consumer products and services of the last decade.
Gerry graduated magna cum laude from Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University where he was an editor of the George Mason Law Review. Following graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is a practitioner in residence and a Senior Research Fellow for George Mason’s Program on the Economics of Privacy as well as an adjunct member of the law faculty.
Robert Duffy (GMU Law ’09), Associate, Baker McKenzie, Washington, DC: Robert is a litigation associate in Baker McKenzie’s Washington, DC office. His practice involves advising clients on administrative, civil and criminal litigation matters, as well as internal investigations. Robert is a member of Baker McKenzie’s global cybersecurity practice.
Mr. Duffy focuses his practice on internal investigations and litigation related to complex administrative, civil and criminal matters. He advises clients on cybersecurity issues related to compliance and incident response. He also advises clients on information governance such as legal standards for securing data and identifying, preserving, collecting, and producing data in the context of litigation, internal investigations, and other disputes. He advises clients on the use of predictive coding and other advanced technologies in the context of internal investigations, government investigations, and civil litigation. He regularly utilizes his background in computer science and software engineering to deliver unique insights to clients facing complex legal issues implicating information technology.
Representative matters include advising a major telecommunications provider on compliance with a DOJ Civil Investigative Demand regarding competition issues, counseling one of the world’s largest providers of banking and payment services with respect to a significant cyber attack, and counseling a major transportation company in response to an FTC investigation regarding cyber issues.
Robert graduated from Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in 2009.
Stay Tuned for Information About Our Potential Fourth Panelist!
Kiran S. Raj, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Washington, DC (Formerly Deputy General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security): Formerly the Department of Homeland Security’s highest-ranking attorney focused on cybersecurity and technology, Kiran draws on his extensive government and corporate experience to counsel clients on their most critical privacy and cybersecurity issues.
Before joining O’Melveny, Kiran served as Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Homeland Security, working directly with leaders of corporate America on the intersection of cybersecurity and privacy with law, policy, and technology. Kiran held a similar role at the US Department of Justice as Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, where he advised the Department’s senior leadership on significant issues and managed policy-related matters, with particular focus on cybersecurity, national security, and civil litigation.
At DHS, Kiran also managed the Technology Programs Law Division and oversaw department-wide intellectual property law matters, including patent, trademark, copyright, data rights, and related litigation, calling on his electrical engineering and computer science background. Previously, he was a lead program manager at Microsoft and held a wide-ranging role in a startup environment that included technical leadership, business development, and marketing efforts.
Kiran also teaches National Security, Surveillance & Cybersecurity Law as an Adjunct Professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. He is also a faculty member of the recently created National Security Institute at Antonin Scalia Law School and clerked for the Honorable Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Jamil Jaffer on Surveillance and Intelligence Collection
NSI Founder Jamil Jaffer went on C-SPAN on March 26, 2017 to discuss FISA and other surveillance and intelligence laws both in the U.S. and overseas.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted Cyber Disrupt 2017, a one-day summit in Washington, D.C.
NSI Founder Jamil Jaffer spoke at a cyber security event hosted by CSIS on aspects of cybersecurity, policy, and technology on March 15, 2017. Begin video at 7:43:43
A Closer Look at Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee
NSI founder Jamil Jaffer was a featured guest speaker at a Heritage Foundation event on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on March 13, 2017. Begin at 25:00.
FBI to investigate WikiLeaks’ publication of CIA documents
A recent media appearance on March 8, 2017 with FOXBusiness where NSI founder Jamil Jaffer appeared with Liz Claman to discuss the WikiLeaks’ publication of CIA documents and how people can protect themselves from cyberattacks.
Cyber Space and Hacking: Meeting the Challenges of the Digital Age
NSI Founder Jamil Jaffer was a featured discussion panelist at the National Security Law Brief Spring Symposium hosted by American University—Washington College of Law on March 1, 2017.
NSI Founder Jamil Jaffer (left) was a featured panelist speaking on updating surveillance law and government access to online data at a recent RSA Conference event on February 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Can Gov’t and Industry Work Together?
NSI founder Jamil Jaffer spoke at a RSA Conference on February 16, 2017 at a round table event alongside other cyber-professionals discussing cyberspace and the relationship between the government and industry in defending the nation against potential threats.