Katrina Mulligan (@NatSecMulligan) is the managing director for National Security and International Policy at American Progress. Previously, she served as an attorney adviser and director for preparedness and response in the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mulligan served on the NSC staff as the director for disclosures response, where she developed messaging, strategy, and policy in response to unauthorized disclosures of classified information. She also served in several roles within the office of the director of national intelligence and as the assistant to the director of the National Counterterrorism Center during the response to Benghazi and the Boston Marathon bombings.
Prior to joining the federal civil service in 2009, Mulligan practiced law at DLA Piper in Washington, D.C.
Mulligan started her career as the deputy finance director for Barack Obama’s 2004 Senate campaign and later managed the traveling press corps on Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Mulligan received her bachelor’s degree in law, letters, and society from the University of Chicago and her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.