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A. John Radsan

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Afsheen "John" Radsan is the former Assistant General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency and is currently a professor of law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota.[1][2]. Prior to his academic and government career, he held positions as a corporate lawyer and consultant.[3][2].

Education[edit | edit source]

Radsan is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.[1]

Career[edit | edit source]

After graduating from Harvard, Radsan worked as an associate for Baker and McKenzie from 1988-1989, and for Sullivan and Cromwell from 1989-1990[3]. Transferring to the public sector, Radsan served in the Department of Justice as a resident legal advisor in Moscow in 1995, and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of California from 1995-1997[3]. Radsan also served as the Assistant General Counsel of the CIA from 2002-2004[4][2].

In 2004, Radsan took a position at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law[4]. As part of his time in academia, he has written 21 articles which focus on national security and espionage[3]. He is often quoted by the national media[4].

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

In 2012, Radsan was given a restraining order by a woman with whom he had engaged in an affair. The woman, Kristi Rendahl, alleged that Radsan had harrassed her after their falling out[5]. The story appeared in various local news outlets[4].

In 2015, Radsan and his colleague Carl Moy sued their law school due to violations of a tenure code as part of a merger between then William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline Law School[6].

Radsan is also fluent in French, Spanish, and Farsi[3][2]

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