Robert S. Litt

Visiting Lecturer in Law

(spring term)


Robert S. Litt is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He is the former General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
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Robert S. Litt

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 1976
M.A., Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1973
B.A., Harvard College, 1971

Courses Taught


  • Intelligence Law

Robert S. Litt is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. In addition, he is counsel in the Washington office of Morrison & Foerster. From 2019 to 2017, he served as General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Prior to his current appointment, he was a Distinguished Research Fellow at Columbia Law School.

Before joining the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Litt was a partner with two major law firms. He served as a member of the governing body of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section and a member of the Advisory Committee to the Standing Committee on Law and National Security. From 1994 to 1999, he worked at the Department of Justice where he served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division and then as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General.

Litt started his legal career as a clerk for Judge Edward Weinfeld of the Southern District of New York and Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court. From 1978 to 1984, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.