May 2014

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Monty Wilkinson Named Director of EOUSA

Monty Wilkinson Monty Wilkinson was appointed director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) by Attorney General Holder on March 29, 2014, succeeding the retiring Marshall Jarrett. The Executive Office, created in 1953, provides general guidance and support to the 94 United States Attorneys' offices and its nearly 10,000 employees.


Prior to being appointed director, Wilkinson served as the principal deputy director and chief of staff of EOUSA.  He previously served as counselor and deputy chief of staff to the Attorney General, an associate deputy Attorney General, and held senior management positions for nearly a decade in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.

Wilkinson started his career at the Department of Justice as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division, serving in the Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section and the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section.


In announcing the appointment, Attorney General Holder said,

Monty is a tremendous asset to the Department, and I am grateful he has agreed to take on this enormous responsibility. I look forward to continuing to work closely with him and the U.S. Attorneys as we continue our critical mission to provide justice for the American people.

Wilkinson is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Georgetown University Law Center.


Marshall Miller Joins Criminal Division
Marshall Miller  

The 2009 J. Michael Bradford Memorial Award winner Marshall L. Miller has been named acting principal deputy assistant attorney general and chief of staff of the Department of Justice Criminal Division. Miller has been serving as the chief of the Criminal Division in the United States Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of New York. He has served in that office since 1999 and has handled many of the most important national security prosecutions in that district.


Miller is shown in the center of the above photo receiving the Bradford Award at the Seattle conference in 2009. He is flanked by Mike McKay, left, NAFUSA president in 2008-09 and Bill Lutz, right, who became president in 2010-11.


As chief of staff in the Criminal Division, Miller will be filling the shoes of Jay Stephens and Rich Rossman, both of whom have held that position during their long careers. 


Iglesias Retires From Navy; 
Joins Wheaton Faculty

David Iglesias NAFUSA member David Iglesias was mobilized back into active duty status with the Navy to prosecute suspected Al Qaeda members being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He worked at the Office of Military Commissions (OMC) in Washington and in Gitmo. OMC's jurisdiction is limited to alleged war criminals as defined by the Military Commissions Act of 2009. Iglesias was a senior prosecutor, team leader and spokesman between 2008-2013. He retired earlier this month as a Navy JAG Captain with 30 years of combined active duty and reserve experience. During his terminal leave period he worked with the national security/CT company of the Soufan Group.


Iglesias has been appointed by Wheaton College as the new director of the J. Dennis Hastert Center. Iglesias will start his duties on July 1 and will be responsible for overseeing the programs of the Hastert Center, as well as teaching some politics and international relations courses, including national security courses.


Iglesias, a 1980 graduate of Wheaton College, was the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico under the Bush Administration from 2001 to 2006. Iglesias has also worked as a state, federal and military prosecutor, focusing on national security and terrorism cases.


Iglesias said that he is looking forward to using his past career experiences to serve the Hastert Center and the Wheaton College community. "I'm thrilled to be the new director of the Hastert Center," said Iglesias. "I'll do my best to use my many years of government, political and military experience to benefit Wheaton students."


In addition to serving as the Hastert Center director, Iglesias will also serve as this year's commencement speaker, a decision made by the senior class in collaboration with the president of Wheaton.


Iglesias was a part of the legal team that inspired the 1989 play and 1992 film "A Few Good Men," starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore.


"The character played by Tom Cruise in the movie "A Few Good Men" is based, in part, on David Iglesias when he prosecuted a case at the Guantanamo Naval Station as a Navy JAG attorney in the 1980s," Stephen Bretsen, chair of the politics and international relations department said. "The attorney played by Demi Moore in the movie is based on the sister of Aaron Sorkin (the playwright). He learned about the case from her, and it became the basis for a play he wrote, which was later rewritten as a screenplay for the movie. The facts of the case were changed and embellished to make the story more dramatic." 


Judge Foreman Returns to Practice at Freeborn & Peters


Judge Fred Foreman
After retiring as Chief Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit of Lake County, Judge Fred Foreman is returning to private practice to serve as senior counsel at Freeborn & Peters LLP in the firm's Government & Regulatory Law Practice Group and Complex Litigation & Antitrust Team. Judge Foreman previously worked at the Chicago-based firm as a civil litigator, including service as outside counsel on behalf of the State of Illinois v. Philip Morris, et al. and as special counsel in representing state officials and state agencies. Judge Foreman has tried more than 200 cases in federal and state courts and previously served as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois from 1990-1993 and as States Attorney of Lake County from 1980-1990, where he was elected to three terms.



Judge Foreman's experience includes trials involving antitrust, securities, RICO, environmental, constitutional law, civil rights, fraud and murder. He has extensive experience in advising clients on matters pending before state and federal regulatory agencies and has successfully assisted clients in passing legislation before the state legislature and units of local government. He has supervised numerous corporate internal investigations and represented clients throughout the world on matters of corporate espionage, electronic intrusions and theft of intellectual property.


 Judge Foreman said:

I am looking forward to returning to Freeborn & Peters as Senior Counsel and assisting the firm's clients, as well as my own former clients, with legal solutions to business challenges and regulatory issues. I also hope to remain active as a member of the bar association committees in which I have involvement and other appointments that I may receive.

Judge Foreman also serves as a member of Senator Mark Kirk's Judicial Review Commission, a nonpartisan group composed of legal professionals from around the state. Part of the Commission's purpose is to screen applicants to fill judicial vacancies on the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


Judge Foreman participates in a number of pro bono activities, including serving as a member of the board of the Illinois Judges Association, as a member of the board of the Illinois Judges Association Foundation, and as a past president and member of the Board of the Jefferson Inn. He has also served on the board of the Lake County Bar Association. Judge Foreman is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School.


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O'Neill Joins Freeh Group and NAFUSA


Robert O'Neill NAFUSA's newest member is Robert E. O'Neill, who stepped down 

as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida in 2013 to join the Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC (FGIS) where became a Managing Director.


A native of the Bronx, New York, O'Neill has been a resident of Florida for over 20 years and has spent most of that time prosecuting crimes in federal courtrooms in Tampa and Miami. Prior to serving the Middle District since 1993, O'Neill served as assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Florida in Miami from 1986 to 1990. 


Louis J. Freeh, former FBI director and FGIS chairman, said he was delighted to have O'Neill on-board and explained that his Florida experience brings additional strategic value to the firm.

O'Neill opened the new Miami office for FGIS, a strategy that not only draws on O'Neill's significant local knowledge, but also provides a base for FGIS' growing Latin American practice.


O'Neill has held most of the other senior leadership positions within the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Middle District of Florida, including: first assistant United States attorney; chief of the Criminal Division; and chief of the Special Prosecution Section. O'Neill also has served with distinction as deputy chief in charge of Litigation, Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section, U.S. Department of Justice, and as an associate independent counsel, on two separate occasions. O'Neill said he was excited to join a growing firm like FGIS whose reputation as a leader is well known. "I am thrilled to team up with a group of outstanding professionals who are doing great work for great clients," said O'Neill, "and to work with the likes of Louie Freeh, Jim Bucknam, and their colleagues, some of whom I have known for over 25 years, is a bonus."


O'Neill's early career includes serving as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and practicing as a trial lawyer in the New York law firm of Kramer, Dillof, Tessel, Duffy & Moore. O'Neill graduated from Fordham University, Bronx, New York (magna cum laude) and New York Law School (cum laude).


Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC (FGIS) is a global risk management firm serving in the areas of business integrity and compliance, safety and security, and investigations and due diligence. FGIS was founded by Louis J. Freeh, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and former federal judge. In addition to Judge Freeh, the management team of FGIS includes former senior law enforcement officials, legal consultants, accountants, and security and compliance experts.  


Oklahoma Bombing Revisited

Mike Tigar and Ron Woods In 1997 Michael E. Tigar and former NAFUSA executive director Ronald Woods, shown in a 1997 photo, began the defense of Terry Nichols for his alleged role in conspiring with Timothy McVeigh in the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal court house, which resulted in the death of at least 169 people. McVeigh had been convicted in a separate trial and received the death penalty. Tigar and Woods succeeded in obtaining a change of venue to Colorado, and the jury found Nichols guilty on the conspiracy count, not guilty of arson, use of a weapon of mass destruction, first degree murder, second degree murder, but guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Nichols was sentenced to life without parole.


 In the April 2014 issue of the Michigan Law Review, Tigar reviews the recent book Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure, by Jody Lynee Maderia. Tigar entitles his review Missing Mcveigh and reflects on his experience defending Nichols with Woods, who he calls "the best cocounsel one could imagine." According to Tigar, Maderia's book "examines the ways that victims groups came together and the goals they set for themselves" and that "Maderia exposes and dismisses the myth that killing a perpetrator gives victims any benefit that can meaningfully be called closure."


The Tigar review is full of memories of the the Oklahoma City bombing and trials. 


Eid Completes Term as Chair of 
Indian Law and Order Commission


Troy Eid The Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA), signed into law by President Obama in July, 2011 with bipartisan support, with the purpose to make federal agencies more accountable for serving Indian lands. NAFUSA member Troy Eid was named chairman of the Indian Law & Order Commission, and recently completed his three year term. In November 2013, the Commission produced its report to the President and the Congress entitles A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer .



Eid, who served as the United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, 2006-2009, is currently a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig in the Denver office. At the 2009 NAFUSA conference in Seattle, Eid spoke on a panel on tribal issues. Recently he was interviewed by the Indian Country Today Media Network, Troy Eid on Why Tribes Need Control Over Their Justice Systems. High on the list of areas for reform, Eid argues, are Native American juvenile justice issues and Alaska Native justice issues. In January, Eid also authored a guest commentary in The Denver Post Opinion - The invisible crisis killing Native American youth. After commending President Obama for demanding better care for returning vets who suffer from PTSD, Eid says:


Yet there's another massive PTSD tragedy in Colorado and across our country. It generates virtually zero public attention because it concerns what may be the most vulnerable group of our citizens: Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Because they're exposed so frequently to violent crime, an astonishing one in four Native American juveniles currently suffers from PTSD. 

Mulligan Honored by Marquette Law School

William Mulligan NAFUSA member and former NAFUSA president, William Mulligan, former president of the Marquette University Law Alumni Association, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquette University Law School and the Marquette University Alumni Association in a ceremony Thursday, April 24. Mulligan earned a degree from Marquette University Law School in 1960.


Since 1991, Mulligan has been a shareholder of Davis & Kuelthau, S.C., where he represents individuals, businesses and local government entities in litigation matters including environmental, securities, antitrust and insurance coverage disputes.


He was an assistant professor in the Law School in the late 1970s and served as a director of the Law Alumni Association form 1991-94, including a role as president in 1992-93.


He is a member of the steering committee of the Milwaukee Justice Center, a collaboration among the Milwaukee Bar Association, Milwaukee County and Marquette University Law School.


William and his late wife, Mary, raised four children and sent them all to Marquette University.


On the award, William Mulligan says, "I am honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. It serves as a humbling recognition of the many roads I have traveled in my career as well as my commitment to the community. More so, it reflects the success of my Marquette education, the mentoring, counseling and support I received from my wife, Mary, my family, and the skilled attorneys and judges whom I have had the fortune to work with over the years."


Mulligan served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1974-1978.


The Law School Alumni Awards ceremony is part of Marquette University's Alumni Awards weekend, April 24-26, during which each college recognizes the contributions of its alumni and presents awards to those demonstrating exceptional achievement. For more information, visit  


Lamonica To Head Gulf Spill Claims Audit

P Raymond Lamonica 


The Associated Press reported on April 17, 2014 that a former U.S. attorney in Baton Rouge heads up a new three-member audit panel appointed to review the settlement program arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


P. Raymond Lamonica, now a law professor at LSU, was appointed on April 16, by the federal judge overseeing litigation that followed the spill. Also named to the panel were accountant Lloyd Tate and LSU accounting professor Larry Crumbley.


The panel was appointed in response to a motion by claims administrator Patrick Juneau's office. The panel will review the work of a firm hired to do an audit of the claims process. It also will make recommendations for a quality control system aimed at preventing errors in paying claims from a property damage and economic loss settlement.


Lamonica served as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana (1986-94) and is one of NAFUSA's newest members, having joined in April, 2014.  


Sentencing Reform and its Critics

Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole announced on April 24, 2014, that the department would consider recommending clemency for nonviolent felons who have served at least 10 years in prison and who would have received significantly lower prison terms if convicted under today's more lenient sentencing laws.


Attorney General Eric H. Holder has urged that the sentencing system be overhauled. In 2010, Congress unanimously voted to reduce the 100-to-1 disparity between sentences for crack cocaine offenses and those for powdered cocaine.


The movement for sentencing reform has drawn support from former judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officials, including many members of NAFUSA. See, for instance, Letter re Smarter Sentencing Act 12-9-13, a letter to Senators Richard Durbin and Michael Lee in support for their bill to reform federal sentencing contained in the Smarter Sentencing Act.


But the movement for reform has not been without its critics, including the National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys (NAAUSA), the National Narcotics Officers Association' Coalition, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association and other law enforcement groups. NAAUSA has been circulating a proposed letter, the ReidMcConnellLetter-NAAUSASignOn, to Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, opposing the Smarter Sentencing Act, which has been signed by a number of NAFUSA members.


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In This Issue
Wilkinson To Head EOUSA
Miller Joins Criminal Division
Iglesias Retires From Navy
Judge Foreman Returns to Practice
O'Neill Joins Freeh and NAFUSA
OK Bombing Revisited
Mulligan Honored
Lamonica To Head Gulf Audit
Sentencing Reform and its Critics
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