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Kenneth A. Blanco


Deputy Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S., Barry University; J.D., Georgetown

Professor Kenneth A. Blanco received his B.S. from Barry University and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Blanco was appointed to the position of...

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Professor Kenneth A. Blanco received his B.S. from Barry University and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Blanco was appointed to the position of Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, in April 2008. After graduating from Georgetown Law Center in 1989, Professor Blanco began his career at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office where he served in various sections including the Organized Crime Section, Public Corruption Section and the Major Narcotics Section. In 1998, Professor Blanco joined the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida as an Assistant United States Attorney and served in numerous leadership positions including Deputy Chief of Narcotics/Chief of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Acting Chief of Narcotics, and Deputy Chief of the Major Crimes Section. During his time at the United States Attorney’s Office, Professor Blanco was detailed to Washington D.C. from December 2002 to August 2004 to serve as General Counsel to the 94 United States Attorney’s Offices and the Executive Office of United States Attorneys. In 2006 Professor Blanco returned to Washington DC to serve as the Chief of the Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section at DOJ and was later promoted to his current position as Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Professor Blanco’s current portfolio includes, among other things, supervisory responsibilities over the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, Child Exploitation Section, Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section and matters relating to Colombia and Mexico.

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