Mark S. Zaid, Esq., is Managing Partner in the Washington, DC, law firm of Krieger & Zaid, PLLC, and specializes in litigation and lobbying on matters relating to international transactions, torts and crimes, national security, foreign sovereign and diplomatic immunity, defamation (plaintiff) and the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOI/PA). Zaid is Executive Director of the James Madison Project, a Washington-based not-for-profit with the primary purpose of educating the public on issues relating to intelligence gathering and operations, secrecy policies, national security and government wrongdoing. He has been a member of the boards of the Public International Law and Policy Group, the International Law Student’s Association, Titanic International, Inc., and the Arlington Sister City Association. Zaid earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Rochester and his J.D. at the Albany Law School of Union University in New York.