Michael Leiter
Class of 1987 - Honored 2012
Columbia University, B.A., 1991
Harvard University, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2000

Career Highlights
Current, Senior Counselor to the Chief Executive Officer of Palantir Technologies;
Counterterrorism and National Security Analyst, NBC News;
Scholar in Residence, NYU School of Law

2007-2011, Director of the United States National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
2007- 2007, Principal Deputy Director, NCTC
2005-2007, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
2005, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Director of the President's Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (the "Robb-Silberman Commission")
2002-2005, Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, United States Department of Justice.
2000-2002, Law Clerk to Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States, and to Chief Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
1991-1997, U.S. Navy EA-6B Naval Flight Officer, participating in U.S., NATO, and UN operations in the former Yugoslavia and Iraq

Other Accomplishments
113th President of the Harvard Law Review
Served as a Harvard Law School human rights fellow with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.
Award Recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Secretary of Defense Outstanding Public Service Medal, the CIA Seal, and the Air Medal (Strike Flight, Three Awards, for combat flights in the former Yugoslavia and Iraq)