TLS Founder & former Faculty Director
Jennifer Daskal is currently serving as Principal Deputy Legal Advisor and Special Assistant to the President.
Daskal is a globally recognized expert in cyber policy and national security. She has been actively involved in discussions around law enforcement access to data across borders, helping to shape the domestic and international debate and is now bringing those efforts to bear with respect to efforts to regulate hateful speech online. Daskal has testified in Congress multiple times, speaks at global conferences on cyber and tech policy, published numerous op-eds in places like the New York Times and Washington Post, and been a commentator on MSNBC, NPR, C-Span and local radio, among other outlets. Her work has been published in the top law journals, including Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review Online, and Harvard Journal of National Security and the Law. From 2009-2011, Daskal was counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice. Prior to joining DOJ, Daskal was senior counterterrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch, worked as a staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and clerked for the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff. After graduating Brown University, Daskal was a Marshall Scholar at Cambridge University, before attending Harvard Law School.