Carrie Cordero, Director of National Security Studies, Georgetown


Industry Experience:

  • Law, attorney in private practice in Washington D.C. focusing on national security and homeland security law
  • U.S. Government, having served in U.S. Department of Justice and Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Intelligence Community, Oversight & Compliance
  • Law Enforcement, Investigations, Prosecution & Litigation Involving Classified Information
  • Legal Academia

Functional Experience:

  • Provides legal and strategic counsel to business regarding compliance with government requests, orders and rules involving national security
  • Provided legal advice and counsel to senior government leaders regarding intelligence operations, investigations, oversight & compliance and legislation, civil liberties and privacy protection
  • Led and coordinated significant improvements and changes to Intelligence Community operations and processes related to foreign intelligence collection
  • Prosecuted immigration related criminal cases as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Texas
  • Coordinates graduate level legal academic program in national security law

Key Business Transactional Experience:

  • Recently launched, in the spring of 2014, a law and advisory practice focusing on national and homeland security law and policy
  • Co-led Intelligence Community interagency legal team implementing new legal framework while maintaining critical intelligence collection, including establishing a new oversight & compliance structure
  • Early in career reviewed merger & acquisition filings in U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, in the agribusiness, airlines and energy industries

What is the most important skill you bring to a corporate board?  
Ms. Cordero brings a unique awareness of national security and homeland security issues affecting today’s technology and communications industries, including issues relating to surveillance, privacy and cybersecurity. Her experience in government developed her skills as a problem solver, and her experience out of government has provided her with opportunities to engage with the media, public and Congress on the critical issues of the day relating to national security interests and their intersection with the private sector.