David Kris

Founder and Partner, Culper Partners

David Kris is a founder of Culper Partners LLC and an expert in intelligence, law enforcement and security issues. Kris served as the Presidentially-appointed head of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division with responsibility for all federal espionage and terrorism investigations and prosecutions and use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Kris is co-author of National Security Investigations and Prosecution (3d ed. 2019). He is the recipient of numerous awards including the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal and on two occasions the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, the Justice Department's highest honor. He is a graduate of Haverford College and Harvard Law School, and a former law clerk to Judge Stephen S. Trott.