Caroline Krass – Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Chair, National Security Practice Group; Former General Counsel, CIA


Caroline Krass is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is Chair of the National Security Practice Group and focuses on advising clients on the most complicated and sensitive matters involving national security, intelligence, cybersecurity, data privacy, surveillance, economic sanctions, CFIUS, government
investigations, and regulatory issues.


Ms. Krass has served as the General Counsel of the CIA, the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice, the Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and the Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council. Earlier in her career, she served as a federal prosecutor and as an attorney at the Treasury, State and Justice Departments.


Ms. Krass received a BA from Stanford University and a JD from Yale Law School. She clerked for Judge Patricia M. Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.