Policy & Strategy
Corin R. Stone is the Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Policy & Strategy. In this role, she oversees the formulation and implementation of IC-wide policy and strategy on the full range of intelligence issues, including collection, analysis, requirements, management and information sharing, is the ODNI lead for the closure and disposition of detainees at the Guantanamo Naval Base, and provides leadership for ODNI and IC information sharing initiatives. Ms. Stone was previously the Deputy Assistant DNI for Policy & Strategy and the IC Information Sharing Executive (Oct 2010 – March 2013), the Associate Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Policy, Plans, and Requirements (April 2010 – Sept 2010), a position that included oversight of the IC’s strategic partnerships and security programs, and the Principal Deputy General Counsel for the ODNI (April 2005 – April 2010), providing legal support to the DNI to fulfill his statutory duties.
Before joining the ODNI, Ms. Stone was an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. She served for eight months in Iraq, first as an Associate General Counsel in the Coalition Provisional Authority, and then as the first Legal Adviser to Ambassador Negroponte and the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. While at the State Department, she also worked as an attorney-adviser for the Department’s Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, as the special assistant to Legal Adviser William H. Taft, IV, and in the Department’s legal office handling international claims and investment disputes, where she represented the U.S. Government before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague.
Ms. Stone previously practiced commercial litigation at Pepper Hamilton, LLP, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and began her legal career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Keeton, District Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She also worked part-time for the Hague Conference on Private International Law during the negotiations of the Special Commission on the Question of Jurisdiction, Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, as well as the Special Commission on General Affairs and Policy of the Conference.
Ms. Stone earned her Bachelor of Arts from the Johns Hopkins University and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was a Managing/Articles Editor on the Law Review. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and is a member of the Order of the Coif.
Ms. Stone’s awards include the Intelligence Community Reform Medal, the ODNI Founder’s Recognition Award, the Superior Honor Award and Meritorious National Honor Award from the Department of State, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service Award. She has published articles on the Fourth Amendment and warrantless searches (co-author), and co-authored a chapter on the negotiation of the Hague Conference’s draft convention on Jurisdiction, Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in International Distribution Law (Campbell and Seifarth, eds.) (2001).