B.A., American University; MSFS, Georgetown School of Foreign Service; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
Guillermo S. Christensen is a partner in the national security practice at K&L Gates, and before that was the DC office managing partner of another firm. He counsels clients on cybersecurity, CFIUS, export controls, and complex international matters. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Guillermo served as a CIA intelligence officer, from 2001-2002 was the CIA Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and was detailed to the FBI from 2002-2003 to help build the intelligence program for the Bureau. Most recently, Guillermo was the science and technology adviser in Paris at the U.S. Mission to the OECD. In his national security work, Guillermo is active on several levels — as a founding member of the Association of US Cyber Forces (AUSCF), the National Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity Information Sharing Organization (NAIC-ISAO), and the DC Metro Chapter of the Private Directors Association. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Guillermo also holds an MSFS degree from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and a BA in International Studies from The American University. He has lectured at universities in Kuwait, Qatar, and Mexico City, and has been a speaker at DEFCON and other major cybersecurity and national security conferences.