David M. Dalton


Assistant Deputy Chief, Financial Intelligence Unit, United States Department of Justice, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S., Western New England; J.D., Roger Williams

B.S., Western New England University; J.D., Roger Williams University, School of Law.Professor Dalton joined the Department of Justice in 2003 and was appointed to his...

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B.S., Western New England University; J.D., Roger Williams University, School of Law.

Professor Dalton joined the Department of Justice in 2003 and was appointed to his current position of Assistant Deputy Chief, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Criminal Division, where he supervises investigators, financial analysts, and prosecutors in June 2014.  Immediately preceding his position with the FIU, Professor Dalton was the Director of the Drug Intelligence Unit since August 2008.  In that capacity, he supervised federal prosecutors and supervised all aspects of a classified, global, criminal investigation of the command and control elements of the world's largest drug cartels and narco-terrorists.  Prior to joining the Criminal Division in 2006, Professor Dalton served as Senior Litigation Counsel for the General Counsel's Office, Executive Office for United States Attorney and also served as an Assistant General Counsel for the Department of Defense and the Department of Transportation. Professor Dalton's primary areas of practice have been criminal, national security, employment, and personnel law. After graduating from Roger Williams University School of Law, Professor Dalton served as an active duty Judge Advocate in the United States Army for three years.