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Matthew Robert Stiglitz


Deputy Chief, U.S. Department of Justice, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Emory; J.D., Georgetown

Professor Stiglitz is the Principal Deputy Chief of the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section, within the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, and is responsible for overseeing the section's...

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Professor Stiglitz is the Principal Deputy Chief of the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section, within the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, and is responsible for overseeing the section's international violent crime, criminal immigration and human rights portfolios. Professor Stiglitz began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Steven F. Eilperin on the District of Columbia Superior Court from 1994-1995. He was subsequently appointed as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Charles County, Maryland from 1995-2003, where he prosecuted a wide range of cases, including those involving homicide and other violent crime. In 2003, Professor Stiglitz joined the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, serving as a Trial Attorney in the Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section until 2012. While there, he prosecuted various international drug trafficking and narco-terrorism cases, including the first narco-terrorism case in the nation. During his tenure at the Justice Department, Professor Stiglitz was detailed to the State Department from 2009-2011, where he served as a Senior Advisor to Ambassadors Richard Holbrooke and Marc Grossman, successive Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan. In that position, Professor Stiglitz coordinated rule of law, counternarcotics and anti-corruption policy and programs. Professor Stiglitz is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

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