Glenn S. Gerstell, formerly managing partner of the Washington, D.C., office of international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, has been appointed general counsel of the National Security Agency.
Gerstell was sworn into the position this week by Glenn Leuschner, the agency’s associate director for corporate leadership, NSA said Monday.
“His extensive background in managing a global law firm and the breadth of his international experience will provide a fresh perspective that will serve to benefit our mission,” said Adm. Michael Rogers, director of NSA and chief of the Central Security Service.
Gerstell has nearly four decades of experience in handling legal matters related to cybersecurity and technology at Milbank.
He was an appointed member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council by President Barack Obama and spent two years as a commissioner of the D.C. Homeland Security Commission.
The Council on Foreign Relations member also worked at the New York Law School and Georgetown University School of Law as an adjunct law professor.