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White House Reflections: Religious Liberty and Cyber Security in the 21st Century


April 11, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 85

John M. Smith is an expert in cyber security and the legal considerations at the intersection of international law and religious freedom.  He will be speaking at Stanford Law School on Thursday April 11 from 12:45 to 2 pm on his experiences as White House Counsel and current events in the realm of cyber security and religious liberty.

Lunch will be served.

Short Biography:

John is based in Dallas County, Texas. He is Raytheon Company’s first cyber lawyer and first chief privacy lawyer. Previously, he was Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush, serving as the primary legal advisor to the White House Homeland Security Council staff. Before the White House, John clerked for Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr., and practiced international litigation and regulatory law at Covington & Burling. John graduated magna cum laude from both Princeton and Brigham Young University, served a decade as an Army reservist, and is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian, having served two years as an early missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia and Ukraine.