Mary B. DeRosa
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Senior Feilow
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 2002 – Present
CSlS is a non-partisan, not-for-profit research institute (think tank). Areas of
special interest include national security, intelligence, civil liberties and privacy,
and homeland security.
Special Assistant to the President and Legal Adviser, 2000 – Jan 2001
Deputy Legal Adviser, 1997 – 2000
National Security Council, White House
Provided legal advice to the President, the National Security Advisor, the
Deputy National Security Advisors, and the White House staff on national
security legal issues, including intelligence, law enforcement, terrorism,
immigration, sanctions, human rights, war crimes, and law of armed
conflict, as well as ethics, personnel, litigation, and fiscal law matters.
Special Counsel to the General Counsel
Department of Defense, 1995 – 1997
Assisted the General Counsel in handling litigation, congressional
investigations, legislative matters, sensitive personnel matters, and special
projects involving, for example, the structure of the Department’s
investigative capability, information security, and terrorism.
Attorney, Advisory Board on the Investigative Capability of the Department
Department of Defense, 1994
Advisory Board’s mandate was to assess all aspects of Department of
Defense criminal and administrative investigations and to report its
findings and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and Congress.
Associate, Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices
Arnold & Porter, 1986 – 1993
Adjunct Professor, Research and Writing
George Washington University National Law Center, 1989 -1 990
Law Clerk, Chambers of the Honorable Richard J. Cardamone
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1984 – 1985
George Washington University National Law Center
JD (with high honors) 1984
Notes Editor, George Washington Law Review
Order of the Coif
University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences,
BA (with honors) 1981