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Jonathan Fredman

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Jonathan Fredman has held a number of legal and policy positions for the U.S. Government, including Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Special Programs, chief counsel to the Director of Central Intelligence Counterterrorist Center, and Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence. He has taught national security law, the law of foreign intelligence, and the law of counterterrorism, and has been published in the ABA National Security Law Report, Yale Law and Policy Review, and Studies in Intelligence. Mr. Fredman graduated from Princeton University in 1979 magna cum laude with an A.B. in Public and International Affairs, and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1983, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Prior to entering government, Mr. Fredman was an attorney in private practice with the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York and Washington, and a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Charles M. Metzner of the Southern District of New York. Mr. Fredman is a recipient of the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the John A. McCone Award, the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal, and the Middle East Mission Manager Medallion. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Fredman has spoken at Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government; Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Columbia Law School; Georgetown Law School and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs; American University, School of International Service; University of Virginia Law School; University of Pennsylvania Law School; National Defense University; National War College; Army War College; Council on Foreign Relations; World Affairs Council; National Advocacy Center; and others.

Articles & Publications
The Law of Foreign and National Intelligence
National Security Law & Policy
Lawfare Entry
Covert Action Policy and Procedure
American Bar Association National Security Law Report
Protecting the national security while preserving the Constitution
Princeton University Program in Law and Public Affairs
Letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee
Intelligence Agencies, Law Enforcement, and the Prosecution Team
Yale Law and Policy Review, 1998, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 331-376.
Yale Law and Policy Review
Covert Action, Loss of Life, and the Prohibition on Assassination
Studies in Intelligence
Practice Area
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Central Intelligence Agency
Room 6U25 NHB
Washington, DC 20505