Speakers at the 2017 District of Oregon Conference

National Security Panel

Elisebeth B. Collins – Elisebeth Collins is currently serving her second term as a Board Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.  Previously, Ms. Collins was an attorney at the law firms of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP and Freeborn & Peters, LLP.  Prior to that, she served as the Republican Chief Counsel, Supreme Court Nominations, for the Committee on the Judiciary in the United States Senate.  After three years in various positions at the United States Department of Justice, Ms. Collins was unanimously confirmed in 2008 as Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy.  At the Department, she spearheaded initiatives and provided advice relating to national security, judicial nominations, DOJ regulations, civil justice, civil rights, violent crime and other issues.  Before joining the Department, Ms. Collins was an associate at Cooper & Kirk, PLLC.  Ms. Collins was a clerk to the Honorable Laurence H. Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and to the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  She holds a B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Jennifer Granick – Jennifer Stisa Granick is the Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society.  She is the author of a new book from Cambridge University Press entitled American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What To Do About It.  From 2001 to 2007, Granick was Executive Director of CIS and taught Cyberlaw, Computer Crime Law, Internet intermediary liability, and Internet law and policy.  From 2007 to 2010 she served as the Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.  Granick practices, speaks, and writes about computer crime and security, electronic surveillance, security vulnerability disclosure, encryption policy, and the Fourth Amendment.  In March of 2016, she received Duo Security’s Women in Security Academic Award for her expertise in the field as well as her direction and guidance for young women in the security industry.  Before teaching at Stanford, Granick spent almost a decade practicing criminal defense law in California.

Todd M. Hinnen – Todd Hinnen is a partner at Perkins Coie in the firm’s Privacy & Security practice. He counsels clients and represents them in litigation regarding privacy, data security, compliance with law enforcement and national security issues.  He works closely with the Department of Justice and the Intelligence Community.  Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Todd was the Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he led an office of 320 attorneys responsible for overseeing the DOJ’s nationwide counterterrorism, counterespionage and export control programs.  He represented the United States before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court and on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); supervised oversight and compliance programs at law enforcement, intelligence and national security agencies; and testified before Congress on numerous occasions in both open and classified hearings.

Todd also served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the National Security Division in charge of the Division’s Internet and cybersecurity, appellate, terrorist financing, and international outreach and capacity building practices. He previously served as Chief Counsel to then-Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Staff Director of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs.  Todd counseled Senator Biden and assisted him in drafting legislation relating to the Internet, intellectual property, criminal justice policy and national security.

Tung Yin – Tung Yin is a professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.  Prior to joining Lewis & Clark in 2009, he taught for seven years at The University of Iowa College of Law, where he was most recently professor and Claire Ferguson Carlson Faculty Fellow.  Professor Yin also practiced law from 1998-2002 with Munger Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles, where he specialized in white collar corporate criminal defense and employment law. He clerked for the late Hon. Edward Rafeedie, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the late Hon. William J. Holloway, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the Hon. J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school at the University of California, Berkeley, he was a Notes and Comments Editor of the California Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board.

Professor Yin’s academic research focuses primarily on national security and terrorism law, and has ranged from legal issues arising out of indefinite military detention of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, to race and religion and the perception of terrorism, to drone terrorism, and more. His scholarship has been cited in judicial opinions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, the Florida and Georgia Supreme Courts, and other lower state and federal trial courts.