Dan E. Stigall

Dan E. Stigall
Professorial Lecturer in Law
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Dan E. Stigall is Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor for International Affairs for the National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).  From 2017–19, he served as a Director for Counterterrorism with the National Security Council, where he focused on detainee policy and served as lead author and interagency coordinator for the U.S. National Strategy for Counterterrorism. He has served in multiple roles in DOJ as both a policy advisor and trial attorney, including several years in DOJ’s Office of International Affairs. He served on active duty as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate (“JAG”) from 2001–09, with assignments in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.  He researches and writes on issues related to international law, comparative law, and national security.

He has also served as an adjunct professor of International Law at The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School (U.S. Army) and continues to serve as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. In addition, he is a contributing fellow for the Louisiana State University Center for Civil Law Studies. His books include Counterterrorism and the Comparative Law of Investigative Detention (2009) and The Santillana Codes: The Civil Codes of Tunisia, Morocco, and Mauritania (2017). 


BA, Louisiana State University; JD, Louisiana State University; LLM, The George Washington University School of Law