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Judge Michael Chertoff visits Uruguay to liaise with local jurists

Posted: October 25, 2004

Judge Chertoff speaks to a group of young lawyers at the School of Law of the University of the Republic in Montevideo, October 25, 2004. [U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi]
Judge Chertoff speaks to a group of young lawyers at the
School of Law of the University of the Republic

Judge Michael Chertoff meets with U.S. Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein. [U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi]
Judge Chertoff meets with U.S. Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein

The Honorable Michael Chertoff, former Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division United States Department of Justice, arrived yesterday for a three day visit which kicked off with a presentation given today to young lawyers attending a course on Methodology at the School of Law of the University of the Republic. Faculty from the School of Social Sciences of the University of Montevideo and the Catholic University also attended.

Judge Chertoff is scheduled to visit the Uruguayan Judges Association where he will conduct a presentation and Q&A period with members of the Board of Directors of the association. He will also visit the Ministry of Education and Culture to meet with Minister Jose Amorin and Principal Prosecutor Dr. Marcelo Brovia.

On Wednesday, Judge Chertoff will visit the Uruguayan Supreme Court and meet with the Honourable Leslie Van Rompaey, President of the Supreme Court of Justice.

The Honourable Michael Chertoff has been a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit since June 2003.

From June 2001 until June 2003, he was Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he directed the national prosecution effort against terrorism, as well as major prosecutions of corporate fraud, such as the Enron cases.

From 1983-1990, Judge Chertoff was a federal prosecutor in New York City and New Jersey, and from 1990-1994, he served as United States Attorney for New Jersey.

From 1994-2001, he was a partner at the law firm of Latham & Watkins.

Judge Chertoff is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and a former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. and to Judge Murray Gurfein of the Second Circuit.

 

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