Dan E. Stigall

Dan Stigall

Dan E. Stigall

Distinguished Professorial Lecturer in National Security Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Dan E. Stigall is an attorney with the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).  From 2017–19, Mr. Stigall 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. Mr. Stigall 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. Mr. Stigall researches and writes on issues related to international law, comparative law, and national security. His scholarly work has appeared in the Harvard National Security Journal, the Military Law Review, the George Washington International Law Review, and numerous other publications. His books include The Santillana Codes (2017) and Counterterrorism and Investigative Detention: International and Comparative Legal Evolution (2021).  

BA, JD, Louisiana State University; LLM, George Washington University

  • Comparative Law
  • National Security Law
  • Transnational Security Law