Max Rettig is an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. He currently focuses on counterterrorism and use of force issues in the Office of Political-Military Affairs. Prior to assuming this assignment, he served as Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser, where he worked directly for the Legal Adviser on a broad range of foreign policy and national security issues. He had a prior tour in the Office of Political-Military Affairs, as well as in the Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes. He has taught International Transitional Justice as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, building on his research on the Rwandan genocide as a Fulbright Scholar. He received his B.A. from Amherst College and his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was a fellow at the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation.