B.A., SUNY Binghamton; J.D., Harvard
A graduate of Harvard Law School, David Zlotnick has had a diverse legal career. He clerked for a federal appellate judge, worked as a white collar defense attorney, served as a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., and founded a Litigation Project for Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM). For over fifteen years, he was a faculty member at Roger Williams University School of Law, eventually serving a term as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He also taught at Stetson Law School and the Washington College of Law and was a Visiting Scholar at the George Washington University Law School after receiving a Soros Senior Justice Fellowship. In his academic career, he taught traditional podium courses as well as simulation-based and clinical offerings such as Trial Advocacy and the Criminal Defense Clinic. Currently, Professor Zlotnick is an Attorney/Advisor and the Training Coordinator for the Division of Investigations at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission but remains a Professor of Experiential Education at Roger Williams Law School. In 2009, his interest in the intersection of mindfulness and legal practice led to a fellowship from the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and a course that integrated mindfulness and trial advocacy. He still speaks on this topic and finds time to train lawyers and law students on the benefits of a mindfulness practice.