John P. Carlin, Former Assistant Attorney General for the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Security Division (NSD), chairs Morrison & Foerster’s Global Risk + Crisis Management practice and co-chairs the National Security practice, where he advises industry-leading organizations in sensitive cyber- and other national security matters.
John is the author of Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat, which provides an inside look into how we combat daily attacks on United States companies, citizens and government. Prior to serving as the DOJ’s highest-ranking national security lawyer, Mr. Carlin served as Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III.
Under his leadership, the NSD launched nationwide outreach across industries to raise awareness of national security, cyber- and espionage threats against US companies and encourage greater C-suite involvement in corporate cybersecurity matters. Mr. Carlin also chairs the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity and Technology policy program, which provides a cross-disciplinary forum for industry, government, and media to address the rapidly developing landscape of digital threats and craft appropriate policy solutions.