September 3, 2015 | 1-2pm EDT
Join us for a dialogue with Charles Blanchard, who will discuss the implications of cyber warfare, the types of damages that emerge in virtual attacks, and the challenges faced pertaining with International Humanitarian Law.
Mr. Blanchard previously served as the General Counsel of the Air Force and the Army, is a partner at Arnold and Porter, and works with clients in the national security community. He represents major US and foreign defense and aerospace companies on a wide range of national security and government contracts issues, including cybersecurity and sensitive national security issues.
Prior to joining Arnold and Porter, Mr. Blanchard served as General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer for the US Air Force (2009-2013). In this role, he provided oversight and guidance for legal advice provided by more than 2,600 Air Force military and civilian lawyers worldwide. In addition, he served as General Counsel at the US Department of the Army (1999-2001). Mr. Blanchard’s other government experience includes serving as Chief Counsel to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (1997-1999), and as a two-term member of the Arizona State Senate. In 2003, he served as Interim Homeland Security Director for former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano.
Upon graduating from Harvard Law School, where he graduated first in his class and served as an Articles Editor for the Harvard Law Review, Mr. Blanchard served as a law clerk for DC Circuit Judge Harry Edwards (1985-1986) as well as US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (1986-1987). Mr. Blanchard also holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Charles Blanchard has spoken on a range of law of war issues, including cyber warfare and national security, before many forums such as the Carnegie Council, at Duke Law School, and the Asia Society.
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