This year’s ethics presentation, “Ethics Oversight at DOJ: A Federal Judge and DOJ Watchdogs Discuss the Challenges of the Day” will be moderated by the Honorable James E. “Jeb” Boasberg, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. Judge Boasberg also serves on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. He has also served in the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Columbia as as AUSA specializing in homicide prosecutions.
The panel will be composed of the three major “watchdogs” for ethics oversight at the Department. Michael E. Horowtiz has served as the Inspector General of DOJ since April 2012. Since 2015, he has also served as the Chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. He served as an AUSA for the SD of New York, where he was the Chief of the Public Corruption Unit and a Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. He then worked at Main Justice as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and then Chief of Staff of the Criminal Division.
NAFUSA member Scott Schools was named an Associate Deputy General in October 2016, and has assumed the position formerly filled by David Margolis. He has previously spent 18 years at the Department, including stints as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California (2007-2008) and South Carolina (2001).
Robin Ashton has led the Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility since 2011. Her long career at the Justice includes serving in the litigation section of the Antitrust Division, as an AUSA for the District of Columbia, and as the Executive Assistant for Management. She also served as the Deputy Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys from 2001-2005.