Mark S. Zaid

Board Member

Mark S. Zaid
Mark S. Zaid is the Managing Partner of a Washington, D.C. based law firm that specializes in innovatively handling simple and complex administrative and litigation matters relating to national security, international law, foreign sovereign and diplomatic immunity, defamation (plaintiff) and the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOI/PA). Mr. Zaid represents former/current federal employees, particularly intelligence and military officers, defense contractors, Whistleblowers and others who have grievances or have been wronged by agencies of the United States Government or foreign governments, as well as members of the media. He has been named as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer annually, as well as a “Best Lawyer” by Washingtonian Magazine (bi-annually), since 2009. He is also the Executive Director and founder of the James Madison Project, a Washington, D.C.-based organization, with the primary purpose of educating the public on issues relating to intelligence gathering and operations, secrecy policies, national security and government wrongdoing. Additionally, Mr. Zaid is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Global Security Studies program where he teaches national security issues. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester and Albany Law School of Union University, the latter for which he serves on the Board of Trustees.

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