Last updated on: 9/5/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael Chertoff, JD Biography

Title:
Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security
Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of May 17, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security, 2005-Present
  • Henry Petersen Award, Department of Justice, 2006
  • Judge, US Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2003-2005
  • Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice, 2001-2005
  • Partner, Latham & Watkins, 1994-2001
  • Special Counsel, US Senate Whitewater Committee, 1994-1996
  • Distinguished Public Service Award, Anti-Defamation League, 1992
  • US Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1990-1994
  • Assistant US Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1987-1990
  • John Marshall Award for Outstanding Achievement in Trial, Department of Justice, 1987
  • Assistant US Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1983-1987
  • Associate, Latham & Watkins, 1980-1983
  • Law Clerk, Justice William Brennan, Jr., US Supreme Court, 1979-1980
  • Member, Federalist Society
Education:
  • JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1978
  • BA, magna cum laude, Harvard College, 1975
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Real ID Act Unfairly Target Immigrants?