Robert S. Litt
General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Robert S. Litt was confirmed by unanimous consent of the Senate on June 25, 2009 to serve as the second general counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).
Before joining the ODNI, Mr. Litt was a partner with the law firm of Arnold & Porter, LLP. He served as a member of the governing body of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section and as a member of the advisory committee to the Standing Committee on Law and National Security.
From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Litt worked at the Department of Justice (DOJ), where he served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division and then as the principal associate deputy attorney general. His duties at DOJ included FISA applications, covert action reviews, computer security, and other national security matters.
Mr. Litt started his legal career as a clerk for Judge Edward Weinfeld of the Southern District of New York and for Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court. From 1978 to 1984, he was an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He also spent one year as a special adviser to the assistant secretary of state for European and Canadian affairs.
Mr. Litt holds a B.A. from Harvard College, as well as an M.A. and J.D. from Yale University.
The Role of the Intelligence Community in Addressing Homegrown Violent Extremism
November 30, 2010, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall 103