Major Salahudin Ali

Major Salahudin Ali is a commissioned Marine Corps Officer and Judge Advocate His area of focus consists of the intersection of law & technology.

Major Salahudin Ali is currently assigned to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) as an Assistant General Counsel and the Marine Corps’ first National Fellow (law) for the Intelligence Community.  Major Ali came to NGA from Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), where he served as a Judge Advocate assigned to the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps.  While at HQMC, Major Salahudin Ali also served as an Associate Counsel for the Office of Counsel for the Commandant of the Marine Corps.  His portfolio at HQMC consisted of national security law, including, cybersecurity, intelligence oversight & policy, data rights & privacy law, information security, fiscal law, civilian and military personnel law, litigation, and administrative law.

Major Salahudin Ali’s previous military assignments include time as a Regimental Command Judge Advocate; Senior Legal Assistance Attorney; Civil Law Officer; and Trial Counsel (military prosecutor). Major Ali’s civilian practice experience includes time as an Assistant District Attorney (student) for the Office of the District Attorney, Washington County, Oregon, and as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Richard C. Baldwin (Ret).

Major Salahudin Ali received his J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School (2011).  He received his LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law & Technology from the Scalia School of Law at George Mason University (2018), with a focus on Cybersecurity & Intelligence Law.  Major Salahudin Ali routinely publishes in the area of law & technology, with articles appearing in the National Security Law Journal at George Mason; The George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal; The Santa Clara Journal of International Law; the Southern Methodist University Science and Technology Law Review (forthcoming, 2021); the Catholic University of America’s Journal of Law & Technology; and the NSI’s SCIF blog.

Major Salahudin Ali is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Scalia School of Law at George Mason University, where he co-teaches constitutional law to foreign attorneys pursuing an LL.M. in U.S. Law.

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