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Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

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Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is a Washington, D.C.-based counterterrorism consultant. He frequently works with federal and local law enforcement, providing analysis of possible terrorist threats and activity, as well as conducting topical training seminars. Daveed brings a unique perspective to his work. Born into a Jewish family, he converted to Islam in his early twenties and ended up working for the head U.S. office of the Al Haramain Islamic Foundation, an international Wahhabi charity that served as a major al-Qaeda financier. Prior to 9/11, Daveed left the Islamic faith for Christianity. By the time the FBI raided the Al Haramain offices where he worked, he was ready to assist the investigation. The experience is detailed in Daveed's first book, My Year Inside Radical Islam. Previously, Daveed worked as a senior analyst at the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a Washington, D.C.-based counterterrorism research center; commercial litigator at Boies, Schiller & Flexner; and law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He received his law degree from the New York University School of Law and his bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University.

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