Jonathan Fredman has held a number of legal and policy positions for the U.S. Government, including Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Special Programs, chief counsel to the Director of Central Intelligence Counterterrorist Center, and Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence. He has taught national security law, the law of foreign intelligence, and the law of counterterrorism, and has been published in the ABA National Security Law Report, Yale Law and Policy Review, and Studies in Intelligence. Mr. Fredman graduated from Princeton University in 1979 magna cum laude with an A.B. in Public and International Affairs, and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1983, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Prior to entering government, Mr. Fredman was an attorney in private practice with the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York and Washington, and a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Charles M. Metzner of the Southern District of New York. Mr. Fredman is a recipient of the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the John A. McCone Award, the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal, and the Middle East Mission Manager Medallion. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Fredman has spoken at Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government; Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Columbia Law School; Georgetown Law School and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs; American University, School of International Service; University of Virginia Law School; University of Pennsylvania Law School; National Defense University; National War College; Army War College; Council on Foreign Relations; World Affairs Council; National Advocacy Center; and others.
- Gov & Administrative Law
- The Law of Foreign and National Intelligence
- National Security Law & Policy
- Lawfare Entry
- Covert Action Policy and Procedure
- American Bar Association National Security Law Report
- Protecting the national security while preserving the Constitution
- Princeton University Program in Law and Public Affairs
- Letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee
- Intelligence Agencies, Law Enforcement, and the Prosecution Team
- Yale Law and Policy Review, 1998, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 331-376.
- Yale Law and Policy Review
- Covert Action, Loss of Life, and the Prohibition on Assassination
- Studies in Intelligence