Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress announced today that Katrina Mulligan is joining the organization’s National Security and International Policy team as managing director, where she will support the team’s work on global security at a critical time for the United States.
Mulligan comes to CAP from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where she served as an attorney adviser and director for preparedness and response in the National Security Division. She represented the department on a wide range of National Security Council (NSC) policy committees and provided legal and policy advice on a range of national security issues.
“We are delighted to welcome Katrina to the CAP team,” said Kelly Magsamen, vice president for National Security and International Policy at CAP. “She brings a wealth of policy experience in areas including foreign influence and election interference; immigration and watchlisting; and efforts related to biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear weapons.”
Prior to joining the DOJ, Mulligan served on the NSC staff as the director for disclosures response, where she developed messaging, strategy, and policy in response to unauthorized disclosures of classified information.
She also served in several roles within the office of the director of national intelligence, including as associate director for strategic communications initiatives, special adviser for detainee affairs, and chief of the mission management group.
Prior to joining the federal civil service in 2009, Mulligan practiced law at DLA Piper in Washington, D.C., where her practice focused on civil litigation and regulatory matters. Mulligan started her career as the deputy finance director for Barack Obama’s 2004 Senate campaign and later managed the traveling press corps on Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Mulligan is a graduate of the University of Chicago and received a law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.
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