Kel B. McClanahan

Kel McClanahan is the executive director of National Security Counselors, a Washington-area nonprofit public interest law firm that specializes in national security law and information and privacy law, and through which he often represents intelligence community employees and contractors. He is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School, where he teaches the law of secrecy. He sits on the Steering Committee of the Make It Safe Coalition and is a charter member of the Security Clearance Lawyers Association. He received his master of arts cum laude in security studies from the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, his juris doctorate from the American University Washington College of Law, and his master of laws in national security law from the Georgetown University Law Center. You can follow him on Bluesky at: