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Gina C
Haspel

Senior National Security Advisor
Government Matters


Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Gina Haspel is a senior national security advisor for King & Spalding’s National Security and Corporate Espionage practice. She advises clients on globally significant projects, drawing on her unique experience as Director of the CIA to counsel clients on national security, information technology, cybersecurity and other issues.  In particular, she helps the firm’s corporate, private equity, family office and other global clients to assess and manage institutional risks.

Gina was the first woman to serve as head of the CIA. She served for more than three decades as an intelligence officer, gaining experience in all corners of the globe. Gina spent most of her career in the clandestine service, the undercover arm of the CIA. As Director, she managed a global intelligence network to include collection, analysis, covert action, counterintelligence and liaison relationships with foreign services. Gina served seven field tours for CIA and was Chief of Station in four of those postings. In Washington, D.C., her leadership positions included Associate Deputy Director for Operations in the Clandestine Service. She has been awarded the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal (2021), Distinguished Intelligence Medal (2021), Legion of Honor (France) (2020), Presidential Rank Award (2013) and the Donovan Award (2006, 2018).

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Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal


Central Intelligence Agency, 2021

Distinguished Intelligence Medal


Central Intelligence Agency, 2021

Legion of Honor


France, 2020

Intelligence Medal of Merit


Central Intelligence Agency, 2014

Presidential Rank Award


United States Government, 2013

Donovan Award


Central Intelligence Agency, 2006

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Recognition

Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal


Central Intelligence Agency, 2021

Distinguished Intelligence Medal


Central Intelligence Agency, 2021

Legion of Honor


France, 2020

Intelligence Medal of Merit


Central Intelligence Agency, 2014

Presidential Rank Award


United States Government, 2013

Donovan Award


Central Intelligence Agency, 2006

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In the News · Source: Law360, National Law Journal, Bloomberg Law, Financial Times, Reuters and Politico Morning Tech

July 8, 2021
Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel joins the firm as a senior advisor on the National Security team in Washington, D.C.

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News

In the News · Source: Law360, National Law Journal, Bloomberg Law, Financial Times, Reuters and Politico Morning Tech

July 8, 2021
Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel joins the firm as a senior advisor on the National Security team in Washington, D.C.

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News

In the News · Source: Law360, National Law Journal, Bloomberg Law, Financial Times, Reuters and Politico Morning Tech

July 8, 2021
Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel joins the firm as a senior advisor on the National Security team in Washington, D.C.

View all

Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal


Central Intelligence Agency, 2021

Distinguished Intelligence Medal


Central Intelligence Agency, 2021

Legion of Honor


France, 2020

Intelligence Medal of Merit


Central Intelligence Agency, 2014

Presidential Rank Award


United States Government, 2013

Donovan Award


Central Intelligence Agency, 2006

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Recognition

Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal


Central Intelligence Agency, 2021

Distinguished Intelligence Medal


Central Intelligence Agency, 2021

Legion of Honor


France, 2020

Intelligence Medal of Merit


Central Intelligence Agency, 2014

Presidential Rank Award


United States Government, 2013

Donovan Award


Central Intelligence Agency, 2006