M.S., Columbia; J.D., Western Michigan University; PhB., Wayne State University
Professor Silberman’s introduction to Bioethics and Health Law came about through his work for the Department of Defense where for over ten years he worked extensively with arms control compliance and international treaty implementation. In his Defense work, he was responsible for monitoring approximately 44 active treaties and international agreements as they applied to current and developing Department of Defense programs. His specific work with robotics led him to pursue a degree in Bioethics from Columbia University where he was able to merge his knowledge in treaty law with emerging technologies such as nano-technology, and other advanced programs.
Professor Silberman’s bioethics training has also piqued an interest in such areas as “”the rise of machines”” and how law and ethics will be applied to a future with self-correcting autonomous machines. In addition for his work with the Department of Defense, Professor Silberman served as Senior Trial Attorney for the Navy, Office of General Counsel (Litigation) where he was responsible for all phases of Contract, and Environmental Law cases. In this capacity, he served as lead counsel on several major lawsuits in excess of several hundred million dollars. He was also asked and served on the GAO committee concerning the future impact of proposed Bid-Protest litigation. Early in his career, Jared served as Associate Corporation Counsel, Washington, D.C. where he was responsible for the defense of civil cases on behalf of the District of Columbia and its associated agencies. In his work for the District, he served on the multi-state committee for asbestos litigation and was a recognized leader for the District in tort defense and civil forfeiture actions.
Professor Silberman’s teaching experience includes serving as an Adjunct at Harvard University Bioethics Masters Program, Columbia University, Bioethics Program and School for International and Public Affair, New York University (NYU) (Engineering Ethics, Medical Ethics) and The College of William and Mary, where he taught MBA and J.D. students.