B.A., Emory; J.D., Georgetown
Professor Stiglitz works at the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), where he serves as the Associate Director for Global Investigations. The Global Investigations Division is responsible for identifying foreign entities and jurisdictions that pose a money laundering threat to the U.S., and then taking steps to neutralize those threats. 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. In 2012, Professor Stiglitz joined the Criminal Division’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section and was its Principal Deputy Chief when he left in 2019. His primary responsibility was to oversee the day-to-day operation of the section and its work investigating and prosecuting human rights, criminal immigration and international violent crime cases. 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.