Event Title

Cyberwar: The Lawyers Won't Save Us

Presenter Information

Stewart Baker


Sutliff Auditorium, 118 Lewis Katz Building

Event Website


Start Date

15-4-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

15-4-2016 3:00 PM

Speaker Bio

Stewart Baker is currently a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where his practice concentrates on issues related to privacy, national security, computer security, electronic surveillance, encryption, digital commerce, and export controls. Baker had previously worked in private practice at Steptoe & Johnson from 1981 to 1992, and again from 1994 to 2005. Prior to returning to his current position at the law firm, Baker served at the Department of Homeland Security as the first assistant secretary for policy, where he was responsible for policy analysis across the department, and where he managed the passage and implementation of the SAFE Ports Act and led policy efforts to reform federal immigration laws. Baker has also served as deputy general counsel, ppecial assistant to the secretary of the Department of Education, as well as general counsel to the National Security Agency. As a Supreme Court advocate, Baker founded the State and Local Legal Center, and his writings on appellate and constitutional issues have been cited in various opinions of the Supreme Court.

Baker has a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where he served as chief articles editor for the UCLA Law Review and graduated first in his class. Baker has served as law clerk to Ninth Circuit Judge Shirley M. Hufstedler (1975), First Circuit Judge Frank M. Coffin (1976-1977), and Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (1977-1978).


Apr 15th, 2:00 PM Apr 15th, 3:00 PM

Cyberwar: The Lawyers Won't Save Us

Sutliff Auditorium, 118 Lewis Katz Building