Stewart Baker is a partner in the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, DC. From 2005 to 2009, he was the first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security. His law practice covers homeland security, international trade, cybersecurity, data protection, and travel and foreign investment regulation. As an intelligence lawyer, Baker has been General Counsel of the National Security Agency and of the commission that investigated WMD intelligence failures prior to the Iraq war. He is the Author of the book Skating on Stilts. He contributes to lawfare and the volokh conspiracy. He also hosts the Cyberlaw Podcast.