Samuel Rascoff

Samuel Rascoff is an expert in national security law, and serves as faculty director of the NYU Center on Law and Security. Named a Carnegie Scholar in 2009, Rascoff previously was director of intelligence for the New York City Police Department, where he created and led a team responsible for assessing the terrorist threat to the city. A graduate of Harvard summa cum laude, Oxford with first class honors, and Yale Law School, Rascoff previously served as a law clerk to US Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and to Judge Pierre N. Leval of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He was also a special assistant with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.