Partner, Morrison & Foerster; Chair, Cybersecurity & Technology Program, The Aspen Institute
John Carlin is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, DC, office, chairs the firm’s global risk and crisis management team, and advises organizations in sensitive cyber and other national security matters, white collar investigations, and government enforcement actions. Previously, he was assistant attorney general for the US Justice Department’s National Security Division and the DOJ’s highest-ranking national security lawyer. Carlin has served in both Republican and Democratic administrations. A career federal prosecutor, he has been national coordinator of the Justice Department’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property program, a cadre of prosecutors trained to prosecute cybercrime and intellectual property cases, and assistant US attorney for the District of Columbia.