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George W. Croner, Esq.

George W. Croner retired from active practice in 2016, after 28 years as a shareholder and director of Kohn Swift. Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Croner represented clients at all stages of civil litigation from pretrial matters, through trial, and on appeal. He acted as class counsel in a number of class action lawsuits that produced sizeable recoveries, and also represented both plaintiffs and defendants in securities and other complex litigation.

Mr. Croner represented clients in litigation and appeared in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Delaware, Florida, Colorado, California, Maryland, and Washington, DC.

While remaining of counsel to Kohn Swift, Mr. Croner currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a think tank located in Philadelphia. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Council at the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at Penn Law School.

Mr. Croner focuses on electronic surveillance for foreign intelligence purposes and, more particularly, on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). He has written nearly 40 separate articles since 2017 that have been published on multiple media platforms.

Before coming to Kohn Swift, Mr. Croner was a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Navy from 1980-1988, including service as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. While serving in the Navy, Mr. Croner was awarded two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, a Meritorious Service Medal, and a Navy Commendation Medal for his performance as an attorney.

In his last Navy assignment, as an attorney with the Office of General Counsel at the National Security Agency (NSA), he was NSA’s litigation counsel on several major espionage trials and served as the NSA representative to the White House Interagency Group for the Iran-Contra Affair. He received a letter of commendation from President Ronald Reagan for his work in connection with Iran-Contra matters.

Mr. Croner served in the Navy for 17 years. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with distinction, was selected for the Navy’s Law Education Program in 1977, and graduated, cum laude, from Penn Law School in 1980. He then attended the Naval Justice School (Lawyer’s Course) in Newport, Rhode Island, where he graduated first in his class in 1980, and received the ABA Award for Professional Merit (highest standing in class) and the Frederick Shields Award (highest standing among all lawyers completing the course of study in 1980).

Programs by George W. Croner, Esq..

Electronic surveillance is one of the most important foreign intelligence collection tools available to the U.S. government. Correspondingly, the ability to surveil constitutes one of those activities most susceptible to abuse by a government against...

Program Number
3448
Program Date
2024-03-28
Category
Business Organizations & ContractsFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleGovernment Claims & Military LawInternational LawInternational Law & Global Trade
State
CaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study
Program Credits
Areas of Professional Practice:1.5 Credit
Total Credits
CLE Credit: 1.5
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On August 8, 2022, a new chapter was written in the history of American law enforcement when the FBI executed a search warrant at the Florida residence of the 45th President of the United States in an effort to recover classified national security do...

Program Number
32268
Program Date
2022-12-12
Category
Business Organizations & ContractsCorporate and Securities LawElection, Campaign & Political LawFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleGovernment Claims & Military LawPrivacy and Data Security
State
CaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study
Program Credits
Areas of Professional Practice:1.5 Credit
Total Credits
CLE Credit: 1.5

Electronic surveillance is one of the most important foreign intelligence collection tools available to the U.S. government. Correspondingly, the ability to surveil constitutes one of those activities most susceptible to abuse by a government against...

Program Number
32267
Program Date
2022-11-30
Category
Business Organizations & ContractsComputer, Internet & E-Commerce LawCorporate and Securities LawCybersecurityFederal CourtsGovernment Claims & Military LawInternational LawInternational Law & Global TradeRansomware
State
CaliforniaColoradoGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study
Program Credits
Areas of Professional Practice:2 Credit
Total Credits
CLE Credit: 2