Jamil N. Jaffer

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Jamil N. Jaffer currently serves, among other things, as an Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of the Homeland and National Security Law Program at the George Mason University School of Law where he teaches classes on counterterrorism, intelligence, surveillance, cybersecurity, and other national security matters. Jamil is also affiliated with Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and most recently served as the Chief Counsel and Senior Advisor for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Jamil also previously served as Senior Counsel to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the U.S. House of Representatives and in the Bush Administration in a variety of capacities, including in the White House as an Associate Counsel to the President and in the Justice Department’s National Security Division as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security. Jamil holds degrees from UCLA, the University of Chicago Law School, and the United States Naval War College.

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Cyber & Technology

Invisible Hands and Iron Fists: Challenges in Regulating the Innovation Economy

Have you heard of “Regulators in Cyberia”? No, it’s not the latest thriller on the silver screen. Rather, it’s a white paper recently released by the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project that explores the challenges existing regulatory approaches pose to technological innovation.

Going Dark

A Bipartisan Call for Serious Consideration of Potential Solutions to the Encryption Challenge

Although we served as national security officials for Presidents from different parties, we stand united in our concern for the growing threat of a significant terrorist attack on our shores, due to the continued ambition of terrorist organizations worldwide to do us harm.