Carrie Cordero’s practice focuses on national security law, homeland security law, and related surveillance, privacy, cybersecurity, insider threat, and data protection issues. Carrie spent the first part of her career in public service, including as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Senior Associate General Counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; and Attorney Advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice, during which time she handled critical counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations, and appeared frequently before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. She also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney.

As a recognized voice on national security legal and policy issues, Carrie is frequently invited to speak at chambers of commerce, bar associations, law schools, and think tanks in Washington D.C., and across the country. She has testified on surveillance reform law and policy issues before the United States Congress. She often provides legal and national security analysis and commentary to the media, including TV, print, and radio outlets, including appearances on CBS News, CNN, Fox News, Al Jazeera, USA Today, NPR, Bloomberg News, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, and Politico. She has published op-eds in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, National Law Journal, and Richmond Times-Dispatch, and is a Contributing Editor of Lawfare.

Carrie is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where she previously served as the Director of National Security Studies. She is an elected Director of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC), an Advisory Board member for the Leadership Summit for Women in National Security Careers, and completed board service training provided by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Carrie earned her J.D., cum laude, from the Washington College of Law, American University, and B.A., magna cum laude, from Barnard College, Columbia University. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

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