David Kris is a founder of Culper Partners LLC. An expert in intelligence, law enforcement, security, and cybersecurity law and policy, he has more than 30 years of experience in the private sector, government, and academia.
In the private sector, Kris has served as a general counsel, deputy general counsel, chief ethics and compliance officer, and member of a corporate board of directors. He has been a CFIUS-approved proxy holder for a foreign-owned entity. He is currently an outside advisor to two companies, Cybereason and Theon Technology.
In government, Kris has served in or advised federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies during the administrations of every President since George H. Bush. He has been the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, an Associate Attorney General, and a federal trial and appellate prosecutor at the Department of Justice. He currently serves on advisory boards for multiple intelligence agencies, teaches law to Intelligence Community lawyers, and is an amicus curiae to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts.
Kris has written, spoken, and taught extensively in the field of national security. He is co-author of the legal treatise, National Security Investigations and Prosecutions (3d ed. 2019), and the author of dozens of articles and blog posts. He is currently a member of the board of directors and a Contributing Editor at Lawfare, a University Affiliate at Georgetown University, and a member of the advisory boards for the National Security Institute (NSI) at George Mason University, the Tech, Law, Security (TLS) Program at American University, and the Pandemic Response Commons, a data ecosystem designed to address COVID-19.
Kris is the recipient of numerous awards and medals, including the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, the CIA Agency Seal Medal, the Department of Justice Edmund J. Randolph Award, and on two occasions the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, the Department of Justice’s highest honor.
He is a 1988 graduate of Haverford College and a 1991 graduate of Harvard Law School, and a former law clerk to Judge Stephen S. Trott of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Nate Jones is a founder of Culper Partners LLC. With more than 15 years in government and the private sector, Nate is internationally recognized for his deep expertise in national security, intelligence, geopolitics, public policy, political strategy, and crisis management.
Before forming Culper, Nate served as Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft, where he oversaw the company’s worldwide legal, public policy and government affairs work related to law enforcement and national security. He was also responsible for aspects of the company’s cybersecurity and its efforts to combat cybercrime.
Nate served in the administration of President Barack Obama for four years in senior positions at the Department of Justice and White House. He first served as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security. In 2009, he joined the White House as Director of Counterterrorism at the National Security Council.
Before joining the Obama Administration, he spent several years in the Legislative Branch. From 2003 to 2009, Nate served as Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. From 2001-2002, he was Legislative Assistant to then-Congressman Tom Barrett.
He attended Georgetown University Law School, where he graduated with honors, and received a B.A. in International Political Economy & Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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