Terrorism and Civil Liberties: The Questions are Many and the Answers are Hard|
Date(s): 02.11.09 | Wed
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd Street
Sponsor: Fordham Law School
Speaker: Mary Jo White
Affiliation: Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
The 2009 Noreen E. McNamara Memorial Lecture
Terrorism and Civil Liberties:
The Questions are Many and the Answers are Hard
Mary Jo White, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
When Mary Jo White left her post as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in January 2002, she was acclaimed for her nearly nine years as the leader of what is widely recognized as the premier U.S. Attorney’s office in the nation. She had supervised over 200 Assistant U.S. Attorneys in successfully prosecuting some of the most important national and international matters, including complex white-collar and international terrorism cases. Most prominent among the latter were prosecutions of those responsible for bombing the World Trade Center in 1993; planning to blow up the United Nations, the FBI Building in Manhattan, and the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels; and bombing the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, including Osama Bin Laden. In addition, she participated in investigations of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Ms. White rejoined Debevoise in 2002 and was made Chair of the firm’s over 225 lawyer Litigation Department. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she also is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International College of Trial Lawyers. Among her numerous awards are the CIA’S George W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism and the Director of the FBI’s Jefferson Cup Award for Contributions to the Rule of Law in the Fight Against Terrorism and Crime.
Free and open to the public.
Reception to follow.