Todd Huntley

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Todd Huntley

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Todd Huntley is the Director of the National Security Law Program at Georgetown University Law Center and a Lecturer in Law teaching National Security Law, Law & Ethics of Special Operations, and Law & Policy Issues in Information and Cyber Operations. He previously taught courses on Counter-terrorism Law & Policy and Legal Challenges of Hybrid Threats as an adjunct professor at Georgetown.

Todd retired from the U.S. Navy in September 2020 after serving more than 23 years on active duty as a Judge Advocate where he advised senior military and civilian leaders on national security and international law matters. His last assignment on active duty was as a professor at the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School where he taught courses on Intelligence Law, Law of the Sea, and Cyber Law. He previously served as the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Navy for National Security Law, the senior Navy attorney for all national security law issues; as a Country Program Manager for the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies; and as a prosecutor.

Todd has extensive national security law experience supporting the Special Operations community. He served as the senior U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) attorney in Washington, D.C.; the senior legal advisor to the Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT); and as the legal advisor for information and cyber operations at SOCOM HQ in Tampa, Florida, where he advised on operations countering online terrorist recruiting and offensive cyber operations targeting terrorist use of the internet.

Todd has deployed twice to Afghanistan with a Joint Special Operations Task Force conducting counter-terrorism operations and served with a Joint Special Operations Task Force conducting world-wide counter-terrorist operations. In these roles Todd advised on all aspects of operations to include targeting, intelligence, detention, and cyber operations.

In addition to his role at Georgetown, Todd is an Adjunct Instructor at the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU); an advisor to the Institute for Defense Analysis, and Of Counsel to FOURSYTE Law Group, a boutique DC-based law firm that provides future-focused legal and strategic advisory services for clients in complex, digital, and hyper-connected markets. He is also the Managing Editor for the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, the world’s only peer reviewed journal devoted exclusively to security law and policy.

Todd has a B.A. in International Affairs and a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati, as well as an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

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