Since 1988, she has litigated cases and testified before Congress on the entire range of national security and civil liberties issues. She is a frequent commentator in the national media and has written extensively on these issues. Before joining the Center, she was a partner with the law firm of Nussbaum, Owen & Webster. She graduated from the University of Virginia Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review and from Pomona College with a B.A. in philosophy.