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The Center on Law and Security and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Host the Symposium

Thursday, April 21, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South

We are pleased to provide up to 7 CLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice category, both transitional and non-transitional.

General Overview:
The last several years have seen unprecedented scrutiny of intelligence agencies throughout the Western Democratic world, which has been focused in large measure on how to ensure they accomplish their missions within the bounds of the law.  At the same time, threats from terrorist groups like ISIS, cyber criminals and hackers, and great power rivals have become more intense, highlighting the importance of powerful and effective intelligence agencies in an age of increasing instability.  This conference will focus on the oversight of intelligence agencies from a transnational perspective, highlighting the forces that shape and constrain the activities of intelligence agencies today, and into the future.

Conference Agenda:

Opening Keynote: Intelligence and Intelligence Oversight—the View from Congress

  • A conversation between the Jane Harman, former Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Hon. Mike Rogers, former Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

CLE Materials: 

  • “New Harvard Law Review Feature on Intelligence Oversight”

The View from Washington—An Agenda for Intelligence Reform? 

  • Conversation with Harvey Rishikof and Ellen Nakashima about prospects for continued intelligence reform, moderated by Meg King, Woodrow Wilson International Center for

CLE Materials:

  • “Trends and Predictions in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance”

Counterterrorism and Data Privacy: A European Perspective

  • Remarks from Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor, on data privacy and protection imperatives in the counterterrorism context in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.

CLE Materials: 

  • Case C-362/14, Schrems v. Data Prot. Comm’r, 2015 E.C.R.

Panel I: Oversight at Home 

  • Michael Allen, Beacon Global Strategies
  • Rajesh De, Mayer Brown
  • David Medine, Chairman, PCLOB
  • Daphna Renan, Harvard Law School

            Moderated by: Samuel Rascoff, NYU School of Law

CLE Materials:

  • [Caption Redacted], [Docket No. Redacted], 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157706, 2011 WL 10945618,
    (FISA Ct. Oct. 3, 2011).
  • Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Bd., Report on the Surveillance Program Operated Pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (2014).
  • Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program, S. Rep. No. 113-288 (2014).

Lunch Break

Keynote: David Cohen, Deputy Director, CIA 


Remarks: Richard Morgan, former Senior Fellow, Center on Law and Security

CLE Materials: 

  • “Taking Stock of the Snoopers’ Charter: The UK’s Investigatory Powers Bill”

Panel II: The New Transnational Oversight

  • Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor
  • Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computer, Microsoft
  • Steve Slick, University of Texas
  • Michael Sussmann, Perkins Coie

            Moderated by: Zachary Goldman, NYU School of Law

CLE Materials:

  • Government’s Ex Parte Application for Order Compelling Apple Inc. to Assist Agents in Search, In the Matter of the Search of an Apple iPhone Seized During the Execution of a Search Warrant on a Black Lexus IS300, California License Plate 35kgd203, No. 15-0451M (C.D. Ca. Feb. 16, 2016).

Panel III: The Next Frontier:  Oversight of Cyber Capabilities

  • Peter Beshar, Marsh & McLennan
  • Jon Howard, Legal Advisor, U.S. Army Cyber Command
  • Luke Dembosky, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Kristen Eichensehr, UCLA School of Law

            Moderated by: Randy Milch, NYU School of Law

CLE Materials: 

  • Ex parte Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause re Preliminary Injunction, Microsoft Corp. v. John Does 1-8 Controlling a Computer Botnet Thereby Injuring Microsoft and its Customers, No. A 13-CV-1014 (W.D.Tx. Nov. 25, 2013), ECF No. 17.
  • US v. Michaud, Case No. 3:15-cr-05351-RJB, 2016 WL 337263 (W.D. Wa., Jan. 28, 2016).

 We are pleased to provide up to 7 CLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice category, both transitional and non-transitional.