Kate Martin is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. From 1992 to 2015, KateMartin was the Director of the Center for National Security Studies working on issues at the intersection of national security, civil liberties and human rights. She has taught national security law at George Washington University Law School and Georgetown University Law School. She also served as general counsel to the National Security Archive from 1995 to 2001 and in the 1990’s as co-director of a project in the former communist countries in Europe on reforming state security services.
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.