American attorney who became a Senior Fellow in National Security in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. She has also worked as the executive editor of the Lawfare blog which focuses on governmental security issues.
She earned her bachelor's degree from UCLA and her JD from Harvard Law School.
She has been a national security and legal analyst for CNN.
She married her husband Brendan, a professor, in 2009. Her parents' names are Mary and Christopher and she has sisters named Molly and Helen.