Today, the American University Business Law Review (AUBLR) is hosting an exciting (and extremely timely) symposium on “Corporate Counter-Terrorism: The Role of Private Companies in National Security.” The video can be streamed here. [Editor’s note: We are working on providing the video on our site, but currently experiencing some technical difficulties. We’ve found the video plays best in Internet Explorer.] Just Security‘s own Steve Vladeck and Jen Daskal are moderating the first two panels. The full agenda for the symposium can be found below.


10:00 a.m. – Introductions

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. – Panel I: Setting the Stage: The Virtues and Vices of Private-Sector Involvement Counterterrorism Policy


  • Mary Ellen Callahan, Jenner & Block
  • Laura Donohue, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Anne Neuberger, National Security Agency
  • Ben Powell, WilmerHale
  • Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, The Wall Street Journal
  • Moderator: Steve Vladeck, American University Washington College of Law

11:45 a.m. – Lunch Served

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Luncheon Keynote: The Honorable John P. Carlin, U.S. Department of Justice 

1:00 p.m. – Break

1:15 – 2:45 p.m. – Panel II: Views from the Inside: Perspectives from the Government and Private Sector 


  • Merritt Baer, Department of Homeland Security
  • Nathaniel Jones, Microsoft
  • Andrew Weissmann, New York University School of Law
  • Michael J. Woods, Verizon
  • Mark Zwillinger, ZwillGen
  • Moderator: Jennifer Daskal, American University Washington College of Law

2:45 p.m. – Break

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Panel III: Looking Toward the Future: The Need – and Possibilities – for Reform


  • Michelle Richardson, ACLU
  • Paul Rosenzweig, Red Branch Consulting
  • Amie Stepanovich, Access
  • Ben Wittes, The Brookings Institution
  • Moderator: Dan Marcus, American University Washington College of Law

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Reception Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres