Christopher A. Lay

Christopher A. Lay

Policy Analyst


Chris Lay tracks critical domestic and international developments to bolster Brownstein’s Security Policy practice. He produces insightful analyses based on thorough research relating to the issues clients care about. He works on matters regarding bilateral relations, national defense and foreign affairs.

Previously, Chris worked in international security consulting, advising clients on investments based on Transatlantic and Pacific geopolitical events. This built on his time with the Department of State where he produced presentations and briefs on emerging technology’s effect on foreign policy, and lectured on AI and security studies at American University. He also pulls from his research experience at NATO Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan and his writing experience at Security Europe in Brussels.


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    M.A., 2022, Georgetown University

    B.A., 2017, American University