James A. Baker

Harvard University Law School, Former FBI General Counsel

Jim Baker is Director for National Security and Cybersecurity at R Street Institute and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School where he teaches national security law. In 2018 he was a Visiting Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a Visiting Fellow at the Lawfare Institute, where he wrote and spoke on the counterintelligence implications of artificial intelligence.

From 2014-2018 he was the General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He has worked on a variety of national security and law enforcement matters in the public and private sectors during his career.