Kathleen M. Kedian

Portrait of Kathleen Kedian

Kathleen M. Kedian

Professorial Lecturer in Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Ms. Kedian served for 13 years with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (formerly the Counterespionage Section), holding the roles of Section Chief, Principal Deputy Chief, Deputy Special Counsel, Senior Trial Attorney, and Trial Attorney during her tenure. At DOJ, she managed many successful, high-profile criminal matters in the areas of espionage, leaks and mishandling of classified information, export control and sanctions, and national security-related cyber crimes. Ms. Kedian received numerous awards for her contributions to significant investigations and cases, including the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, the FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Counterintelligence Investigation, and the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Management or Leadership.  

Her recent experience also includes four years as Senior Counsel at Raytheon Technologies advising on complex legal, geopolitical, and regulatory issues. Earlier in Ms. Kedian's career, she served as Counselor and Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and as an associate at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.  She clerked for the Honorable David M. Ebel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and was editor-in-chief of the law review during law school.  

Ms. Kedian has been a Professorial Lecturer in Law with the George Washington University Law School since 2018. She teaches Counterintelligence Law & Policy and the Disinformation & National Security Reading Group, and has also taught a seminar on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.  

JD, College of William & Mary; MA, American University; BA, James Madison University