Thomas C. Black
Senior Counsel for Litigation and Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Gettysburg College; J.D., Duquesne
Professor Black is Senior Counsel for Litigation and Legal Policy in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice where he helps...Continue Reading
Professor Black is Senior Counsel for Litigation and Legal Policy in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice where he helps supervise and coordinate the litigation in federal courts across the country of international extradition and legal assistance requests from foreign countries. Prior to holding that position, Professor Black was a Trial Attorney and then Associate Director for South America in that office, in which positions he worked closely with prosecutors, judges and other law enforcement personnel in the United States, as well as Latin America, on international extradition and mutual legal assistance matters involving a wide range of transnational criminal investigations and prosecutions. Professor Black also spent over 16 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia, including eight years as Deputy Chief of the Appellate Division. Before that he was a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.
Professor Black currently teaches a course titled “Role of the Federal Prosecutor” as a member of the adjunct faculty at Georgetown Law.