Adam R. Pearlman

Special Advisor to the International and National Security Law Practice Group
Adam Pearlman

Adam R. Pearlman is an attorney for the United States Department of Defense. He previously held several positions in the U.S. Department of Justice, and during law school interned in the White House Counsel’s Office.  He is a Special Advisor to and member of the Executive Committee of the Federalist Society’s International and National Security Law Practice Group, and is a former vice chairman of the ABA Section of International Law’s committees on national security, and aerospace and defense.  He is presently a liaison to the ABA's Rule of Law Initiative, and previously served as a liaison to the ABA's Standing Committee on Law and National Security.

Mr. Pearlman is the Editor-in-Chief of a forthcoming volume on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and has been co-editor of the annually published U.S. Intelligence Community Law Sourcebook since 2011.  His articles have appeared in such publications as the Harvard National Security Journal, Texas A&M Law Review, and the Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice.  The views he expresses in any of his published works and public presentations are his alone, and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.

  • National Intelligence University
  • The George Washington University Law School
  • University of Oxford
  • University of California, Los Angeles

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Publications and Multimedia
The International Law and Policy of Counterterrorism - Event Audio/Video
International & National Security Law Practice Group
November 23, 2015
Public Service and Private Servers: The Law of Government Information Retention and Security - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
September 15, 2015
Sanctions, Transnational Organized Crime
New Federal Initiatives Project
October 03, 2011
Federal Cybersecurity Programs
New Federal Initiatives Project
August 12, 2010