Itamar Mann studies national security law, immigration, and legal theory. His dissertation explores the foundations of human rights through a history of international legal responses to "boat people" since the mid 20th century. At Georgetown, he will also be working on projects on the regulation of technology professionals developing advanced weapon systems, and on the law pertaining to hunger strikes. In 2010-2011, Itamar was awarded Yale Law School's Bernstein fellowship for International Human Rights, and conducted field research in Greece and Turkey. Before that, he practiced as a lawyer in Israel, and was active particularly in cases concerning the rights of security prisoners, and those of detained asylum seekers. Itamar holds an L.L.B. from Tel Aviv University, where he also studied philosophy, and an L.L.M. from Yale Law School, where he is completing his J.S.D.
Dr. Clare Sullivan
Dr Clare Sullivan is cyber-law lawyer specializing in digital identity, privacy and cyber security. She is a Professor of Law at the law Center, Georgetown University. Professor Sullivan has a PhD in cyber- law and was awarded both a Fulbright scholarship and an Australian government Endeavour Fellowship for her research in this field.
She is the author of internationally published articles on digital identity and cyber security in, the UK, Europe, the US and Australia. Dr Sullivan also authored the first report on international trade-based money laundering, and 'Digital Identity,' the first international legal study of the legal implications of digital identity for individuals, businesses and government. Dr Sullivan is currently a PI on two research projects at Georgetown University. The first is the International Sharing project for a consortium of US multinational corporations which examines the legal implications of the sharing of cyber threat information internationally. The second is a project for the US Department of Defense which considers the implications of the Estonian e-Residency initiative on US national and international security.
Prior to joining Georgetown University, Professor Sullivan was faculty at the University of South Australia and prior to that she was in legal practice in Australia and internationally with Baker &McKenzie.
Jessica Wolfendale is Associate Professor of Philosophy at West Virginia University. She is the author of Torture and the Military Profession (Palgrave-MacMillan 2007), co-editor of New Wars and New Soldiers: Military Ethics in the Contemporary World (Ashgate 2011), and has published extensively on topics including terrorism, torture, the concept of security, and military professional ethics. During the 2014-2015 academic year she was a Resident Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy. Her current research projects include a book manuscript (co-authored with Matthew Talbert) provisionally titled War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame, and a paper on sexual modesty and shame. Her most recent paper, “Provocative Dress and Sexual Responsibility” (forthcoming in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law), examines the relationship between women’s sexuality, women’s clothing, and judgments about women’s responsibility for the sexual behavior of men.
Jennifer Daskal is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center, and a former Research Fellow with the Center. Daskal joined American University Washington College of Law (WCL) in 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Law. She teaches and writes in the fields of criminal law, national security law, and constitutional law. From 2009-2011, Daskal was counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice and, among other things, served on the Secretary of Defense and Attorney General-led Detention Policy Task Force. Prior to joining DOJ, she was the senior counterterrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch, worked as a staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and clerked for the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff. She spent two years before joining WCL's faculty as a national security law fellow and adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center.Daskal is a graduate of Brown University, Harvard Law School, and Cambridge University, where she was a Marshall Scholar. Recent publications include Pre-Crime Restraints: The Explosion of Targeted, Non-Custodial Prevention, 99 Cornell L. Rev. 327 (2014), After the AUMF, 5 Harvard Nat'l Sec. L. J. 115 (2014) (co-authored with Steve Vladeck), and The Geography of the Battlefield: A Framework for Detention and Targeting Outside the 'Hot' Conflict Zone, 171 Penn. L. Rev. 1165 (2013). Daskal has published op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, L.A. Times, and Salon.com, and she has appeared on BBC, C-Span, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR, among other media outlets. She is Founding Editor of and regular contributor to the recently launched Just Security blog.
Mark P. Nevitt is a Navy commander and member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps. A 1997 graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Mark was commissioned as a naval officer via the Naval Reserve Officer's Training Corps program, and served for the next several years as a naval flight officer in a San Diego, California-based aircraft squadron—accumulating more than 290 aircraft carrier-arrested landings and participating in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Southern Watch. Mark attended law school through the Navy's Law Education Program, receiving his J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the Georgetown University Law Center. His Navy JAG assignments have included serving as a defense counsel in Lemoore, California;operational law attorney with the U.S. Navy's Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy;and the Department of Defense's Regional Environmental Counsel in Norfolk, Virginia. During his tenure in Norfolk, Mark tackled emerging legal and policy issues posed by the intersection of climate change and national security, among other things playing a lead role in the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Pilot Project—an intergovernmental initiative to develop a whole-of-government approach to sea-level-rise preparedness in Hampton Roads. Mark's writing examines civilian control of military institutions generally, with a focus on the intersection of environmental, international, and national security law. He is the recent author of a book chapter on environmental law in military operations in U.S. Military Operations: Law Policy, and Practice (Oxford University Press 2015). His publications have also appeared in the Cardozo Law Review, the Berkeley Journal of International Law, and the Hawaii Law Review.
Babak Siavoshy is a Non-Resident Fellow at Georgetown's Center on National Security and the Law, where he was a Resident Scholar in the fall of 2009. Babak's academic and professional interests center on the legal and policy implications of emerging technologies, particularly as they impact privacy and civil liberties. He currently works as a member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties team at Palantir Technologies, a data analytics software company based in Palo Alto, California.
Prior to joining Palantir, Babak was a fellow and supervising attorney at the Samuelson Law, Technology &Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law where he counseled public interest clients on digital civil liberties and intellectual property matters. He previously worked on consumer privacy issues for California Attorney General Kamala Harris, and as an associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Washington D.C. While at O'Melveny & Myers Babak co-wrote the Respondent's merit's brief before the Supreme Court in the landmark fourth amendment case United States v. Jones.
Babak served as a law clerk to the Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr., on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, earning bachelor's degrees in English and in philosophy in 2004, and a law degree in 2008.
Amanda Shanor is a Non-Resident Fellow at Georgetown's Center on National Security and the Law. She is pursuing a PhD in Law at Yale University, where her research focuses on the intersection of constitutional law and the behavioral sciences. Amanda has a background in constitutional litigation and social movement strategy. While previously a Resident Fellow with the Center, she litigated cases with Professor David Cole, including Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder, a speech and association challenge to the material support statute heard by the U.S. Supreme Court; Arar v. Ashcroft, a Bivens claim concerning rendition and torture; and Al-Haramain v. Treasury, a due process and First Amendment case involving the designation of an Oregon-based charity as a terrorist organization. Previously, Amanda was part of teams that represented a detainee at Bagram, Afghanistan in habeas proceedings, and litigated a state secrets case regarding liability for rendition. She served for several years as the U.S. Program Officer at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights. Amanda is a graduate of Yale Law School and Yale College, and the co-author of Counterterrorism Law (Foundation Press, 2011). She served as a law clerk to Judges Cornelia T.L. Pillard and Judith W. Rogers on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Judge Robert W. Sweet in the Southern District of New York.
John Benton is an associate in the Washington DC office of Mayer Brown's Banking & Finance practice. John's practice is focused on structured finance, derivatives, and insurance regulatory issues and transactions. His clients include financial institutions, industry trade groups, and derivatives end-users. John has represented clients in a variety of equipment securitization, receivables financing, and residential mortgage repurchase agreement transactions. Additionally, he has experience representing various transaction parties in litigation and workouts related to RMBS transactions. In addition to his work in the Banking & Finance practice, John has represented Iraqi nationals wishing to immigrate to the United States through the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies.
John graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2010 and worked as a national security research assistant to Professor Laura Donohue at the Law Center prior to joining Mayer Brown. He served as a recalcitrant US Senator in the inaugural national security simulation and has been involved in each new iteration of the simulation as a storyline writer and member of the Control Team.
Alan Cohn is of counsel at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, an international law firm, where he focuses on legal issues associated with cybersecurity, cyber risk management and risk allocation, emerging technologies, and national security reviews of inbound foreign investment.He is also president and principal of adc/strategy.works, where he provides insight and knowledge concerning complex governance and risk management challenges such as cybersecurity and cyber risk management, and helps companies better understand national and homeland security issues. From 2006 to 2015, Alan served in senior policy and management positions at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).Most recently, Alan served as Assistant Secretary responsible for strategy and risk assessment, and second-in-charge overall of the DHS Office of Policy.
Alan has a bachelor's degree from Columbia University and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Sarah Mortazavi is a Georgetown Law graduate and is currently clerking for Chief Judge Baker at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, DC. She received her college degree in 2009 from Harvard University, and her law degree from Georgetown Law in 2013.
Alan L. Schuller
Major Alan L. Schuller, U.S. Marine Corps, graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1998 and served as an artillery officer from 2000 to 2003. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Law and earned his J.D., with distinction, in 2006. Major Schuller then served as a Trial Counsel, Company Commander, and Senior Defense Counsel at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. In 2009 Major Schuller transferred to Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, California, where he served as the Military Justice Officer until he deployed to Afghanistan. Major Schuller served as the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA), 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) in Helmand Province for most of 2010. Upon return, Major Schuller served as the Deputy SJA, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing. In 2013 he earned an LL.M., with distinction, from the Georgetown University Law Center, and was awarded the Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J., Prize in National Security Law. Major Schuller then deployed as the SJA for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response in support of operations in the U.S. Africa Command Area of Responsibility (AOR). He deployed again in 2014 as SJA of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and supported operations in the U.S. Central Command AOR. Major Schuller currently serves as a Military Professor in the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Major Schuller's article Inimical Inceptions of Imminence: A New Approach to Anticipatory Self-Defense Under the Law of Armed Conflict, was recently published in the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs. Major Schuller enjoys grilling and ultrarunning.
National Security Crisis Law Fellows
David Cavell is a Presidential Speechwriter at the White House. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2013, and spent two years as an associate at Choate, Hall, and Stewart LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to law school, he spent three years as Speechwriter and Deputy Director of New Media for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. He received his bachelor's degreefrom Tufts University in 2006, after which he taught fourth grade as a Teach for America corps member in the South Bronx, New York, and often wore his Red Sox jersey to school.
Jordan Chase-Jacobsen graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. magna cum laude in International Relations in 2005. As a law student, he has served as a summer associate at the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn and interned for the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. Jordan previously served as an analyst in the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Intelligence for five years and as a paralegal at the Federal Trade Commission for a year. A native of Boulder, CO, Jordan is pursuing a career in litigation and will serve as an associate at Gibson Dunn after graduation.
Andrew Christy is currently a fellow at the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and has served as a law clerk for Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and an intern at the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Electronic Privacy Information Center. In previous National Security Crisis Law simulations, he has been both a participant and a member of the Control Team.
Nancy Y. Fortenberry
Nancy Y. Fortenberry holds a B.A. in Political Science, with Honors, from Jackson State University;a J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law;and an LL.M., with a certificate in National Security Law, from the Georgetown University Law Center. She completed the Senior Executive Fellows Program at the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, and is a member of the Virginia Bar. Since January 2013, Ms. Fortenberry has been detailed to the White House where she served as Deputy Legal Advisor on the National Security Council staff, and currently serves as General Counsel to the President's Intelligence Advisory Board. The views expressed are her own, and not necessarily those of the U.S. Government.
Zac Garthe was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, where he also attended college at Regis University. While there he double majored in Chemistry and Politics, and was active in extra-curricular organizations including Student Government and the Rugby Club. Before coming to Georgetown to study law, he worked as a chemist with Agilent Technologies, Inc. synthesizing pharmaceuticals. In previous years, he has participated in this simulation as a member of the Senate and anchor on VNN. While at Georgetown, he coached Georgetown's team in the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition to win the World Championship in Beijing, China. He also served the student body as Attorney General for the Student Bar Association. Currently, Zac is an attorney in DC at Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP.
Captain Alexandra (Alix) Holtsclaw, U.S. Air Force, graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2013. While at Georgetown she was a founding member of the National Security Law Society and worked for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the DoD Office of General Counsel's Acquisition & Logistics Division, and the Smithsonian Institution. She received a B.A.from Lafayette College and a M.P.A. from the University of Oklahoma. Alix is currently an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate at Travis Air Force Base, California.
Harry Koulos graduated cum laude and with distinction in history from Yale in 2011, where he played on the varsity baseball team, and cum laude from Georgetown Law in 2014. Harry has interned for the FBI's National Security Law Branch, D.C. District Court Judge Beryl Howell, the Air Force JAG Corps, and the DOJ's Torts Branch. Through Georgetown's Appellate Litigation Clinic, Harry helped brief and secure a reversal in Schnitzler v. United States--a case about a prisoner's right to renounce U.S. citizenship--in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In addition, the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy has published two of Harry's pieces: Congress, the President, and the Power to Initiate War: Is a Culture Change on the Horizon? (2014), as well as Attacked by Our Own Government: Does the War Powers Resolution or the Law of Armed Conflict Limit Cyber Strikes Against Social Media Companies? (2013).
Harry grew up in Long Beach, California. Proud of his heritage, Harry is an avid Greek folk dancer and a former member of the Greek National Baseball Team. Harry clerked for Thomas Varlan, Chief Judge of the Eastern District of Tennessee, and now works for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City.
Ronald Krock is an Associate in the New York offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP where he focuses his practice on securities and other complex commercial litigation. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Georgetown University Law Center, where he received a joint J.D./LL.M. in 2015 and did specialized coursework on national security law, taking courses in crisis management, domestic preparedness, legal process, and surveillance law. He has twice participated in Georgetown's national security crisis simulations, both times in the capacity of White House Director of Legislative Affairs, and looks forward to contributing to the program's lasting success.
Ansley Lacitis recently received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and is currently completing an LL.M. in National Security Law. Before law school, Ansley spent numerous cycles working on political campaigns across the United States, eventually co-founding The Allies Group. Always the political junkie, Ansley periodically consulted on political campaigns while in law school. When not consulting, Ansley worked at Communications Consortium Media Center, the Executive Office of National Drug Control Policy, a U.S. Attorney's office, and the Senate Budget Committee. She is a Political Partner at the Truman National Security Project and was part of the team representing Georgetown Law in its inaugural National Security Crisis Invitational. Born and raised in Seattle, Ansley is a proud graduate of the University of Washington. In her free time, Ansley enjoys hanging out with her dog, Teddy, playing basketball, talking up Washington State, and exploring all that DC has to offer.
Courtney M. Lee
Courtney M. Lee is a recent graduate from Georgetown University Law Center, where she focused on immigrants' rights and community social justice. Courtney has worked on a wide array of migration issues, from international migration policy at the UN High Commission for Refugees in Brussels to domestic asylum law at the Arlington Immigration Court. She served as the Chair of Georgetown Law's Refugee Assistance Program, which connects recently resettled refugee families with student mentors. She is now a Legal Fellow at the Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition, where she serves hundreds of detained immigrants in the DC metropolitan area. Overall, Courtney strives to bolster subjugated communities through law, policy, and community service. She hopes to one day be in a position to effectuate broad change in our nation's immigration laws.
Tom McSorley is a 2012 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a two-time alumnus of the National Security Crisis Law SIM, where he has twice participated as the mayor of a major American city having a very bad day. After law school, Tom clerked for the Hon. Catherine C. Blake on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in Baltimore. Tom is now an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP in the firm's Government Contracts, National and Homeland Security, and Telecommunications practices. As part of his practice, Tom advises clients on federal laws and regulations related to electronic surveillance and data privacy, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Tom also advises clients on trade sanctions compliance, particularly on new sanctions implemented in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Before law school, Tom taught high school special education as a Teach For America corps member in Washington, DC.
Christopher Morgan-Riess is a Presidential Management Fellow in the Office of Infrastructure Protection at the Department of Homeland Security. His current portfolio includes the Defense Production Act, Information Sharing Environment integration, and Legislative review. Christopher graduated from Georgetown Law in May of 2013. During his time at Georgetown he concentrated on national security law, served as a submissions editor on the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, and served as the Attorney General for the Student Bar Association. Prior to attending Georgetown Christopher served in the United States Marine Corps from 2004-2009, deploying twice with the Eleventh Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Hiroto Ogawa is a Japanese Foreign Service professional. He is currently serving as a Second Secretary at the Embassy of Japan in India, dealing with political, diplomatic and security issues. Hiroto graduated from Keio University (Japan) in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Law(BA), the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Public Policy in 2012 (MPP), and Georgetown’s National Security LL.M. in May, 2015. Hiroto entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in 2011, and focused on bilateral relations between Japan and North and South Korea for two years. During the summer of 2014, Hiroto interned at the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
Peter (Pete) Pascucci graduated from the University of Rhode Island is 2000 and Roger Williams University School of Law in 2003. He completed a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2013 and an LL.M. in National Security Law from Georgetown University Law Center in 2015. Pete has served as a Navy judge advocate for the past twelve years and has been selected for promotion to the rank of commander. Pete's past assignments include defense counsel in Norfolk, Virginia; counsel to Commander, Regional Support Organization, Norfolk, Virginia; counsel for Commander, Amphibious Squadron Eight embarked on USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) deployed to the Middle East; aide to the Judge Advocate General of the Navy, Washington, D.C.; deputy legal counsel to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.; Associate Deputy General Counsel (Intelligence) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.; assistant force and fleet judge advocate, Naval Forces Central Command, Kingdom of Bahrain. Pete is presently assigned as chief of operational and international law at United States Cyber Command, Fort Meade, MD.
LCDR Katy Pasieta is currently a Deputy Staff Judge Advocate at U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii. In 1999, she graduated from the University of Chicago with an honors bachelor's degree in political science and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2002, LCDR Pasieta graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of San Diego School and was a member of the Order of the Coif and Law Review. In 2001, LCDR Pasieta was commissioned as an officer in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps through the Student Program.
LCDR Pasieta graduated the Naval Justice School in March of 2003. Her first tour was at Naval Legal Service Office Central in Pensacola, Florida, where she worked as a Legal Assistance and Defense Attorney and was Legal Assistance Department Head. From 2005-2006, she was stationed in Bahrain as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for Commander, Navy Region Southwest Asia, and she also served as Trial Counsel at Region Legal Service Office Europe and Southwest Asia. LCDR Pasieta was a "Gunfighter" in the Office of the Judge Advocate General, General Litigation Division (Code 14) at the Washington Navy Yard from 2006-2009. From 2009-2011, she was Assistant Fleet Judge Advocate, Administrative Law and International/Operational Law, for U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii. From 2011-2012, she served as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Judge Advocate General. In 2013, she graduated with distinction from the Georgetown University Law Center with a Master of Laws in National Security Law and with a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. From 2013-2015, she was detailed to the Office of the General Counsel, Department of Defense, as Associate Deputy General Counsel (Intelligence).
LCDR Pasieta's personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).
Aaron Pennekamp—a proud double Hoya—is a 2013 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and a 2005 graduate of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. He currently serves as a law clerk to Judge John D. Bates of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. At Georgetown Law, Aaron was the editor-in-chief of Volume 100 of The Georgetown Law Journal. The Journal published his note, Standards of Engagement: Rethinking Rules of Engagement to More Effectively Fight Counterinsurgency Campaigns, 101 Geo. L.J. 1619, in August 2013. After graduation, Aaron clerked for Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and next year Aaron will clerk for Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the United States Supreme Court. Aaron is also a First Lieutenant in the Virginia Army National Guard. He deployed to Iraq in 2010 as an infantry rifle platoon leader, and he most recently served as the scout platoon leader for the 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Lynchburg, Virginia. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Lisa Lowry.
Logan Perel serves as Intelligence Counsel for the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In this capacity, Mr. Perel provides legal advice and counsel regarding the management and operations of the Department's Intelligence Enterprise. Mr. Perel also provides dedicated legal support to the Department's Security, Counterintelligence, and Information Safeguarding programs. Mr. Perel previously served as Assistant Counsel to the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Perel earned his J.D.,cum laude, and his National Security Law LL.M.,with distinction, at Georgetown and his B.A.,cum laude, in Political Science at the University of Florida. Mr. Perel is a member of the Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.
Isaiah Peterson graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Philosophy and a secondary in Evolutionary Biology. He received a JD from Georgetown and is entering the Air Force JAG Corps. While at Georgetown, Isaiah served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy and participated in two National Security Crisis Law Simulations. He also helped Georgetown finish second at the 2015 Moot Court National Championship.
John Paul Schnapper-Casteras practices law in the Washington office of Sidley Austin LLP, specializing in appellate and complex commercial litigation. He also serves as a Trustee of the American University of Iraq and is a regular commentator on international affairs. Prior to joining Sidley Austin, Mr. Schnapper-Casteras served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and as a law clerk to the Honorable Scott W. Stucky of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He received his J.D. with Pro Bono Distinction from Stanford Law School, where he won the Walter J. Cummings Award for Best Brief as a Finalist in the Kirkwood Moot Court Competition, was a member of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, and served as Managing Editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review. He holds an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School and an M.A. in Sociology and B.A. with honors in Political Science from Stanford University.
Marc A. Sorel
Marc A. Sorel is an Engagement Manager in the Strategy, Private Equity, and Public Sector practices of McKinsey and Company, where he has served Fortune 500, Private Equity, and government clients. A U.S. Navy Reserve Officer, Marc has worked at the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security, as well as the United Nations Development Program in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Marc graduated from Georgetown University with a JD and a Master's of Science in Foreign Service, with distinction. He holds a BA in History from Yale University, with distinction, and has published with the Baltimore Sun, Yale Journal of International Affairs, and the Yale Global, among other publications. Marc is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was selected by the Atlantic Council to be a Young Atlanticist participant at the 2012 NATO summit. He is a founding member of the Law Center's National Security Crisis Simulation Control Team, and a regular participant in the Simulation Invitational.
Amanda Wall graduated from Georgetown Law cum laude in 2012, and is an alumnus of numerous prior National Security Law Simulations as both a student and control team member. She received her BA in Political Science with honors and her MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago. She is currently serving as an Attorney-Adviser for Human Rights and Refugees in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, where she advises on issues related to human rights and armed conflict, human rights and counterterrorism, torture, and privacy. She has served as a member of U.S. delegations to the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Committee Against Torture. The views expressed are her own views and not necessarily those of the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Government.