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 an attorney and policy advisor with the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). From 2017-2019, he served as a Director for Counterterrorism with the National Security Council, where he focused on detainee policy and counterterrorism strategy. From 2009–2015, Mr. Stigall worked as a Trial Attorney and Coordinator for International Security Affairs with the DOJ Office of International Affairs. In that capacity, he focused on international cooperation with countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

He previously served on active duty as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate (JAG) from 2001–2009, serving in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. 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