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November 2014
A Practictioner's Guide to Representing Parties in National Security Matters
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP

A Practictioner's Guide to Representing Parties in National Security Matters


Presented By: BADC's Committee on National Security Law, Policy & Practice



Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Light Reception to Follow
Location: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP
700 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Cost: Complimentary. Please RSVP to Adam Munitz at
Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown (Green, Yellow, Red lines)

Moderated By:

Kenneth L. Wainsten
Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLp


The Hon. Richard J. Leon
U.S. District Judge, District of Columbia

Mark S. Zaid
Managing Partner and Founder, Mark S. Zaid, PC

Rachel Lieber
Deputy General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency

Steven A. Cash
Owner and Founder, Deck Prism, LLC and The Law Offices of Steve Cash, PLLC

David H. Laufman
Principal and Founder, The Law Offices of David H. Laufman, PLLC


A critical mission of the U.S. national security apparatus is to investigate and prosecute individuals and entities, whether foreign or domestic, that are suspected of endangering the homeland by virtue of their acts or omissions. In matters resulting in criminal prosecution, the judiciary, in turn, must balance the national security interests advanced by the government with the due process rights of defendants. The challenges faced by practitioners in this environment are unique and formidable, and protecting their clients’ interests requires the successful navigation of laws and classification issues that often complicate a robust defense.

To kick off the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law & National Security’s 24th Annual Review, join us on November 5, 2014, at 6:00 pm at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP (700 Sixth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001) as a distinguished federal judge, prominent defense counsel, and a senior CIA attorney address the myriad challenges presented by government enforcement actions in the national security domain.


Please contact Adam Munitz to register to this event.

December 2014
BADC 143rd Annual Banquet
Saturday, December 6, 2014 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
The Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004

Music provided by

Deaf Dog & the Indictments

(our very own Superior Court judicial band!)


The Willard InterContinental Hotel

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, The District of Columbia


Time: 6:00pm - Midnight

Reception: 6:00pm

Dinner & Award Ceremony: 7:15pm

Desert Bar & Dancing: 9:45pm

Dress: Black Tie



Join the Bar Association of the District of Columbia for our annual black tie banquet, sponsored by the Foundation of the BADC.


The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner, dessert, dancing, and an award ceremony honoring BADC's Judicial Honoree of the Year, Lawyer of the Year, Honorable Annice M. Wagner Pioneer Award Winner, and Young Lawyer of the Year.


Proceeds over expenses help The BADC Foundation fund legal services providers.  The BADC Foundation is a 501©(3) organization tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.



  • $5,000 Benefactor (10 tickets)
  • $2,500 Patron (10 tickets)
  • $1,000 Individual Advocate (4 tickets)
  • $500 Individual Supporter (2 tickets)

(Sponsorships offer benefits in addition to banquet tickets, such as recognition and preferred seating)


Registration Costs

  • $175 Judge
  • $225 BADC Member
  • $300 Non-BADC Member

Online registration for this event will be opening soon. For more information, please contact the BADC at or (202) 223-6600.


Thank you to our generous sponsors!




Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC
Reed Smith, LLP
Vinson & Elkins, LLP


Individual Advocates


Matthew G. Kaiser


Individual Supporters


Lisa Manning


Contact:    Cara Ammann


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