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Glenn S. Gerstell, General Counsel

Glenn S. Gerstell General Counsel

Mr. Gerstell was appointed in August 2015 as the General Counsel of the National Security Agency and Central Security Service.

Prior to joining NSA, Mr. Gerstell practiced law for almost 40 years at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, where he served as the managing partner of the firm's Washington, D.C., Singapore, and Hong Kong offices. Earlier in his career, he was an Adjunct Law Professor at the Georgetown University School of Law and New York Law School.

Mr. Gerstell served on the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council, which reports to the President and the Secretary of Homeland Security on security threats to the nation's infrastructure, as well as on the District of Columbia Homeland Security Commission.

A graduate of New York University and Columbia University School of Law, Mr. Gerstell is an elected member of The American Academy of Diplomacy and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Teisha M. Anthony, Principal Deputy General Counsel

Teisha M. Anthony Principal Deputy General Counsel

Ms. Anthony has served as the Principal Deputy General Counsel of the National Security Agency since 2014.

Ms. Anthony is a career NSA employee who originally joined the Agency as an intelligence analyst in 1990. She moved to the NSA Office of General Counsel in 1996, following her graduation from law school.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Anthony served in a number of different attorney and legal management positions, primarily in the areas of intelligence law and federal acquisitions.

Ms. Anthony graduated summa cum laude from Towson University and with honor from the University of Maryland School of Law. She was a recipient of the 2015 Presidential Meritorious Rank Award.