Carrie Cordero

Carrie Cordero, CIPP/US, provides legal and advisory services focusing on national security law, homeland security law, and related privacy, cybersecurity and data protection issues. She is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as Director of National Security Studies from November 2011-June 2015. Ms. Cordero served in national security related positions with the Department of Justice, most recently as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, in 2009. Prior positions include Senior Associate General Counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Attorney Advisor at the Department of Justice, where she practiced before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; and Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Texas. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Barnard College, Columbia University, and J.D., cum laude, from Washington College of Law, American University. You can follow her on Twitter @carriecordero

Subscribe to this Lawfare contributor via RSS.

Executive Power

Making National Security Arguments in Court (and Congress), Part II: Some Advice for Secretary Kelly

Given concern whether there are legitimate national security grounds on which to defend the President's executive order on refugees, Secretary Kelly will have to make a tough call about whether to sign his name to the revised EO.

Privacy Paradox

An Easy Win: Replenishing the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB)

With this week’s White House announcement of an intent to nominate additional leadership officials at the Department of Justice, one of whom is current Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) member Rachel Brand, the PCLOB is one step closer to conducting its business with a lone remaining member, Elisebeth Collins. Board members may not serve in separate U.S. government positions.