Corin R. Stone

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Corin R. Stone (@CorinStone) is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Washington College of Law, where she is conducting research, developing programming, and contributing to the Tech, Law and Security courses. She is on leave from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) where, until August 2020, she served as the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Strategy & Engagement.  From 2014-2017, Ms. Stone served as the Executive Director of the National Security Agency (NSA).

In 2005, Ms. Stone helped stand-up the ODNI and served in a number of key leadership roles, including as the first Principal Deputy General Counsel, the first IC Information Sharing & Safeguarding Executive, and the Assistant DNI for Policy & Strategy, where she led the development of the 2014 National Intelligence Strategy and oversaw the formulation and implementation of IC‐wide policy and strategy on the full range of intelligence issues.

Ms. Stone began her career in federal service as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Keeton, District Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She then joined the U.S. Department of State, where she was an attorney‐adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser and served for eight months in Iraq, first as an Associate General Counsel in the Coalition Provisional Authority, and then as the first Legal Adviser to Ambassador Negroponte and the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. While at the State Department, Ms. Stone also represented the U.S. Government before the Iran‐U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague.

Prior to her federal service, Ms. Stone practiced commercial litigation at Pepper Hamilton, LLP, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also worked part‐time for the Hague Conference on Private International Law.  Ms. Stone is a a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Johns Hopkins University.

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