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Jamie Gorelick

Jamie Gorelick's career has spanned the legal, corporate and public policy landscape. A litigator by training, she is a partner at WilmerHale in Washington, where she counsels organizations and individuals on regulatory and enforcement matters as well as issues at the intersection of law and policy, including congressional inquiries. She is a highly experienced crisis manager, having worked with organizations as diverse as BP plc, Duke University, HSBC, Equifax, HBO and Google.

Ms. Gorelick was one of the longest serving Deputy Attorneys General of the United States, and was General Counsel of the Defense Department. Earlier in her career, she was Assistant to the Secretary and Counselor to the Deputy Secretary of Energy. She regularly serves on commissions and boards of inquiry. She was a member of the bi-partisan National Commission on Terrorist Threats Upon the United States, the "9/11 Commission," whose recommendations produced a major restructuring of the U.S. intelligence community. Ms. Gorelick has been a member of the National Security Advisory Panel at the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Policy Board. She also has a long-standing interest in cyber-security, having 90-chaired the Advisory Committee of the National Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection.

Ms. Gorelick was President of the District of Columbia Bar and served as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's Commission on Legal Ethics 20/20, which assessed the implications of changes in technology and globalization for the regulation of the legal profession. She is a member of the boards of Amazon and Verisign, and also serves on non-profit boards; she is the Chair of the Urban Institute Board. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. A former member of Harvard's Board of Overseers, she has taught at both its Law School and the Kennedy School.