Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker is a non-resident senior adviser with the Defending Democratic Institutions Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She formerly served as the general counsel for the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency (1989-1995). Dean Rindskopf Parker has also served as the executive director of the State Bar of California (2015-2017), the dean of the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific (2002-2012), and the general counsel for the University of Wisconsin System. Dean Parker has also served on various committees of the Judicial Council of California, including the Access and Fairness Advisory Committee (2007), the Commission for Impartial Courts Steering Committee (2007), and the Science and the Law Steering Committee (2006). From 2003 to 2012 she was active in creating a new law-themed nationally ranked charter high school, Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep (NP3). Nationally, Dean Parker is a founding member of the Intelligence Community Studies Board of the National Academies of Science; a member of the advisory board of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School; a lifetime counselor to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security; and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dean Parker completed her undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Michigan.