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Mr. John B. Bellinger III

Former Legal Adviser to the US Department of State and National Security Council; Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP

John Bellinger is a Partner in Arnold and Porter's National Security and Public International Law practices. Before joining Arnold & Porter LLP, Mr. Bellinger held several senior Presidential appointments in the US government, including as The Legal Adviser to the Department of State from 2005 to 2009 under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House from 2001-2005. Mr. Bellinger is a graduate of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and he holds an MA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a JD from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard International Law Journal.