Fluent in English, Arabic, and French
United States Attorney’s Office, Detroit, Michigan – Assistant United States Attorney, May 2011 – July 2019
White Collar Crimes Unit
Prosecuted complex white collar crime and money laundering cases, including identity theft schemes and sophisticated bank and mortgage fraud. Worked closely with various federal law enforcement agencies from the beginning of the investigation to the completion of the prosecution.
Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and TrainingLegal Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt
July 2016 – May 2017
Interim Legal Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait City, Kuwait
July 2017 – December 2017
Provided technical assistance to enhance the capacity of the local criminal justice systems to address terrorism-related crimes under the rule of law and consistent with international norms and best practices. Worked closely with the Embassy’s Political Section on legal issues.
Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, Detroit, MichiganAssistant Prosecuting Attorney, September 1996 – May 2011
Lead Attorney, Special Operations DivisionDeed & Mortgage Fraud Task Force
Organized and supervised a multi-agency task force that targeted mortgage fraud and identity theft cases. Oversaw investigations and prosecuted over 100 cases with a 99% conviction rate. Drafted legislation (enacted into law in 2011) to address mortgage fraud and related financial crimes.
Project Safe Neighborhood Coordinator
Coordinated efforts among various law enforcement agencies targeting violent offenders, particularly those trafficking in or using firearms.
Police Misconduct and Police Shootings
Conducted extensive reviews of police misconduct and police shooting complaints. Prosecuted these cases when charges were warranted.
Reviewed investigations and prosecuted cases involving public officials.
Principal Attorney, Community Relations DivisionCommunity Prosecutor for the Southwest Detroit area.
Principal Attorney, Forfeiture UnitFocused on investigation and prosecution of gang related crimes, and improved community relations with law enforcement.
Trial Litigation Division and Out County DivisionInvestigated and prosecuted a wide range of cases involving violent street crimes, narcotics, firearms possession, and financial crimes.
Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MichiganLaw Clerk, October 1995 - August 1996
Office of the General Counsel, Corporate Transactions Department
University of Michigan, Technology Management Office, Ann Arbor, MichiganLaw Clerk, May 1995 - August 1995
Shatzman & Associates, Bingham Farms, MichiganLaw Clerk, August 1994 - February 1995
Gide Loyrette Nouel, Cabinet d'Avocats, Paris, FranceLegal internship, Mergers, Acquisitions Department, Summer 1994
TEACHING & TRAINING EXPERIENCEOverseas Workshops:
Effective Implementation of Counter Terrorism Good Practices, Nouadhibou, Mauritania, December 2015. Effective Examination and Cross Examination for Trial Witnesses, Ankara, Turkey, April 2016. Identifying and Investigating Terrorism Financing and Money Laundering for the Kuwaiti Financial Intelligence Unit, Kuwait City, Kuwait, December 2017.
International Institute of Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ):
Capacity Building Workshop for Prosecutors and Judges in the Southern Mediterranean, Marrakesh, Morocco, May 2017.
Adjunct faculty with Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan since 2012: teach Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.
Faculty at the FBI CART Moot Court: Trained computer forensic analysts in the area of case presentation and courtroom testimony.
Presented to numerous law enforcement agencies, citizens and professional groups on report writing, investigative techniques, and courtroom testimony.