New Additions to the Lawfare Team

By Benjamin Wittes
Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 1:29 AM

I'm very excited to add three new additions to Lawfare's crew of contributors:

David Kris requires no introduction to this audience. He served as assistant attorney general for national security earlier in the Obama administration and served in the Justice Department earlier too, both in the Criminal Division and as associate deputy attorney general. He has written a number of important works in the field, including coauthoring the treatise, National Security Investigations and Prosecutions. On Lawfare, he wrote the influential research paper, "On the Bulk Collection of Tangible Things" as well as a series of posts contemplating a "blue sky" rewrite of surveillance authorities.

Carrie Cordero has written a lot for Lawfare since relatively early in its history, and we're delighted she'll be joining the team as well. She's an independent lawyer who provides legal and advisory services focusing on national security and homeland security law. She also holds an appointment as the Director of National Security Studies and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She served in a variety of national security related positions with the Department of Justice. Her writings on surveillance authorities have been an important part of the site's coverage of the post-Snowden revelations.

Last but not least, readers have also gotten to know Bruce Schneier over the past few weeks, and it's a thrill to have him on board as well. Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, he author of 12 books,  as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter “Crypto-Gram” and blog “Schneier on Security” are read by over 250,000 people---which is something Lawfare can still only aspire to match. He is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and an Advisory Board member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He is also the Chief Technology Officer of Co3 Systems, Inc.

Please join me in welcoming them all aboard.