Rapid globalization and technological advances have brought national and homeland security concerns into the commercial sphere in unprecedented ways. Arnold & Porter LLP's National and Homeland Security practice brings clients innovative solutions to the numerous law and policy issues that have become critical to the success of both international and US domestic commercial transactions. We counsel government contractors and their commercial clients, sovereign governments, and individuals, offering extensive legal experience on matters with a national and homeland security dimension, coupled with in-depth knowledge of our clients' businesses, technologies, and long-term strategies.
We also understand the legal and policy framework in which particular issues arise, and the process by which sensitive national and homeland security decisions are made. Many of the attorneys on our team have served at the highest levels of the US government agencies involved in promulgating and enforcing these laws and regulations, including the former General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency; the former General Counsel of the National Security Agency; the former Legal Adviser for the Department of State; the former Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Legal Adviser for the National Security Council at the White House; a former Associate Deputy Attorney General responsible for national security matters; a Deputy Legal Adviser and two former Assistant Legal Advisers for the State Department; a former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs at the State Department; a former Acting Deputy General Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security; and a former Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement of the Treasury Department. Our firm also includes a former congressman who was the ranking member of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security.
Our clients benefit from a fully integrated practice that works hand-in-hand with colleagues in the related areas of government contracts, intellectual property, corporate and securities, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, information security and privacy, litigation, and criminal investigations. Our comprehensive approach allows us to bring together teams from across our firm to address our clients' most pressing and complex legal needs with insight and creativity.