Federal prosecutor, Central District of Illinois (1983-2015)

  • Counter-terrorism (lead trial prosecutor in Ali al-Marri case)
  • Multi-jurisdictional drug distribution conspiracies (Lead Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Attorney)
  • Financial crimes
  • Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award (2009)


  • Criminal justice policy and reform
  • Investigating and prosecuting complex, multi-jurisdictional crime and  criminal organizations
  • Anti-terrorism
  • National security law


Attorney-Advisor to the Iraqi High Tribunal (November 2005-August 2006)

  • Crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes by Saddam Hussein and high-ranking members of his former regime.
  • Crimes against the Marsh Arabs, an indigenous population living in the southern marshes of Iraq for thousands of years.


  • International criminal justice
  • International humanitarian law


Diplomatic Attaché and Legal Advisor, Department of Justice, U.S. Embassy, Cairo (September 2010-April 2015)

  • Bilateral mutual legal assistance
  • Diplomatic liaison and capacity building programs:
    • Supreme Constitutional Court
    • Court of Cassation
    • Public Prosecution Office
    • Ministry of Justice


  • Egyptian law
  • Egyptian legal system
  • Egyptian judiciary
  • Egyptian government
  • International mutual legal assistance