November 3 Tuesday

ISP FAIA Speaker Series: James Baker, General Counsel, FBI

  • Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 12:00PM - 1:30PM
  • Yale Law School - Room 127
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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Technological advances in encryption have eroded law enforcement's ability to obtain electronic information and evidence even under a lawful court order. FBI General Counsel Jim Baker will discuss the challenges presented by encryption in balancing privacy and public safety.

James Baker is General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Prior to joining the FBI, Baker was an associate general counsel for Bridgewater Associates LP. Baker’s earlier positions in government include roles at the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review and the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. He is the recipient of the CIA’s George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the NSA’s Intelligence Under Law Award, the NSA Director’s Distinguished Service Medal, and of the Edmund J. Randolph Award, the Department of Justice’s highest honor.


Sponsoring Organization(s)

ISP, Yale Law School National Security Group and Global Legal Challenges

Contact Information

Heather Branch