NSI Student Networking Lunch

The National Security Institute invites you to join Professor Darren Dick and NSI Visiting Fellow Sarah Geffroy for a networking lunch on Thursday, November 18 from 12:00-1:00pm.

Sarah Geffroy will discuss her time working on the Hill as Chief Counsel at the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, with the Executive branch at the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and at the Department of Justice, and now in the private sector as Senior Legal Counsel at AT&T. Come hear and ask questions about how you can break into the government and private sector while working on cutting-edge national security and technology law and policy issues.

We want to keep the group small to enable each student to get their questions in, so we will be capping the number of participants at 15.

And of course, lunch is on NSI!

Please RSVP below


About the speakers:

Sarah Geffroy is Assistant Vice President—Senior Legal Counsel in AT&T’s Washington, DC office.  She counsels AT&T’s external affairs offices on a wide range of policy and regulatory matters, including cybersecurity, privacy, and national security issues.  Ms. Geffroy also serves as a Senior Fellow with the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.

Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Geffroy’s experience included serving in AT&T’s Global Public Policy office focusing on cybersecurity and national security policy issues.   She also served as Chief Counsel to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) for then-Chairman Mike Rogers, and as Counselor to Board Member Elisebeth Collins on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.  As the Chief Counsel on HPSCI, Ms. Geffroy led the Committee’s efforts to pass cyber threat information sharing legislation, developed and implemented the Committee’s legislative and parliamentary operations and managed the legal issues arising in the Committee’s regular oversight of the seventeen Intelligence Community elements.  Ms. Geffroy also served as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legislative Affairs where she represented the Department in legislative and oversight matters before Congress on various national security, criminal and civil matters.

Ms. Geffroy began her career in private practice with a law firm in Washington, D.C.  She holds an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law School, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and a BA in Business Administration from Michigan State University.  She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband and four children.



Darren M. Dick serves as an Assistant Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where he teaches on intelligence, surveillance, cybersecurity, and other national security matters.

Darren is a seasoned national-security professional, with both military and civilian experience – from national-level decision-making in the Congress and Joint Staff to direct operational support in Afghanistan, East Africa, and afloat. Darren led the staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, serving as the Staff Director and General Counsel from August 2013 to January 2015 and as Deputy Staff Director and Counsel from January 2011 to August 2013. Darren also served on the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from 2005 to 2007, first as counsel and later as Deputy Staff Director.

In the private sector, Darren was Senior Manager for Government Relations and Public Policy at EMC Corporation from 2007 to 2011. Darren also has been engaged in the private practice of law. He has been a member of both trial and appellate teams that managed complex domestic and international civil litigation relating to a variety of construction, commercial, and tort claims.

As an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, Darren most recently served as the J2 afloat for a Joint Task Force element. He is currently assigned to ONI’s Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center, providing operational and intelligence analysis support to KIWC and Naval Irregular Warfare forces deployed worldwide.

Darren holds a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and an M.A. from the U.S. Naval War College. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College.

Darren and his wife Denise live in Alexandria, VA, where they are raising their two children, Caroline and Andrew.