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Informal Talk with Daniel Silverberg '03


January 23, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 285
Daniel Silverberg is Counsel to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives. In this capacity, he provides strategic and procedural counsel to Congressman Howard Berman, the Chairman of the Committee, and other Members on legislation moving through the Committee and on the House Floor. Mr. Silverberg's legislative portfolio includes issues related to the transformation of the U.S. national security apparatus, including new building partnership capacity authorities, counterterrorism activities of the Department of State, and foreign assistance reform efforts. Previously, he served as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel in the U.S. Department of Defense with responsibilities related to the Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict directorate. Before that, Mr. Silverberg practiced law with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in San Francisco, where he focused on commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense matters. Mr. Silverberg holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an A.B. in Comparative Study of Religion from Harvard College. Mr. Silverberg has published numerous articles on international law and foreign policy and has contributed to major publications including the Army War College Quarterly, the New Republic Online, and the New York Sun. He has also lectured at Stanford Law School, the Marine Corps annual wargaming seminar, and at SAIC. He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow with the Truman National Security Project.