Event Title

Applying the Law of Armed Conflict to Cyber-War

Presenter Information

Charles Blanchard


Sutliff Auditorium, 118 Lewis Katz Building

Event Website


Start Date

15-4-2016 9:15 AM

End Date

15-4-2016 10:15 AM

Speaker Bio

Charles Blanchard is currently a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, where he draws upon his experience in government and private practice to work with clients in the contracting and national security communities. Blanchard previously served as the general counsel and chief ethics officer for the U.S. Air Force (2009-2013), where he provided oversight and guidance for legal advice provided by more than 2,600 Air Force military and civilian lawyers worldwide. Blanchard also served as general counsel at the U.S. Department of the Army (1999-2001). Blanchard’s other government experience includes serving as chief counsel to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (1997-1999) and as a two-term member of the Arizona State Senate. In 2003, he served as interim homeland security director for former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano. Blanchard was also formerly a partner in private practice where he focused on complex commercial litigation, antitrust, state constitutional law, and election law.

Upon graduating from Harvard Law School, where he graduated first in his class and served as an articles editor for the Harvard Law Review, Blanchard served as law clerk for D.C. Circuit Judge Harry Edwards (1985-1986) as well as Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (1986-1987). Blanchard also holds a master of public policy degree from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.


Apr 15th, 9:15 AM Apr 15th, 10:15 AM

Applying the Law of Armed Conflict to Cyber-War

Sutliff Auditorium, 118 Lewis Katz Building