Major. Mika’il Ali

Mika’il A. Ali is a Commissioned Officer serving as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps with expertise in cybersecurity, intelligence oversight, data governance, privacy, and intellectual property law and an adjunct professor of Constitutional Law at the Scalia School of Law. He currently provides legal advice on cyberspace operations and countering global emerging threats as a member of United States Cyber Command’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate National Security Law Section.

Mika’il Ali has previously served as the Command Judge Advocate for Cyber Command’s Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Network; Deputy Command Judge Advocate for the Cyber National Mission Force; and Military Attorney Advisor in the Defense Information System Agency’s Office of General Counsel.

Prior to Cyber Command, Mika’il Ali served as counsel to Joint Task Force – Guantanamo; directed the Legal Aid Clinic at Marine Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, CA;  and served time as a military and civilian prosecutor. He has previously been awarded the 2015 American Bar Association Excellence in Military Legal Assistance Award and named a 2016 American Bar Association “On the Rise” Top 40 Young Lawyer.

Mika’il Ali received his J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School (2011), and his LL.M. in Cyber, Intelligence & National Security Law (2017) from the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University.