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Adams Co-Authors Lawfare Post on Combating ‘Gray Zone’ Cyber Threats

March 13, 2018

McGuireWoods partner Michael Adams co-authored a March 4 Lawfare blog post previewing U.S. Cyber Command’s annual legal conference, which focused on the challenges of confronting cyber threats in the “gray zone” short of armed conflict. Adams, former deputy legal counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, led the conference’s March 5 panel on Characterizing Information Warfare in Cyberspace.

Adams co-wrote the Lawfare piece with Megan Reiss, senior national security fellow with the R Street Institute. They analyzed recent scholarly works that could influence conference discussions on key elements of international law, such as sovereignty and International Humanitarian Law principles of distinction and proportionality.

Adams was a national security advisor and point person on cyber threats and counter-terrorism operations during his 25 years of service in the U.S. Navy before joining McGuireWoods in February 2017.