Jeh Johnson and Cardozo Law Review
The Cardozo Law Review is pleased to welcome Secretary Jeh Johnson to reflect on and analyze United States homeland security in today’s political environment.
Jeh Johnson is the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, serving from December 2013 to January 2017. As Secretary of Homeland Security, Johnson’s responsibilities included counterterrorism, cybersecurity, aviation security, border security, port security, maritime security, protection of our national leaders, the detection of chemical, biological and nuclear threats to the homeland, and response to natural disasters.
Prior to becoming Secretary of Homeland Security, Johnson was appointed by President Obama to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense (2009-2012) and appointed by President Clinton to be General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force (1998-2001). Earlier in his career, Johnson was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1989-1991). Johnson now practices law again in New York City at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP and is currently on the board of directors of Lockheed Martin and the Council on Foreign Relations.
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