Ron Machen: What Makes a Good Prosecutor, a moderated discussion with Professor David Sklansky

Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Ronald Machen is the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, expert in white collar crime, and partner at WilmerHale.

Lunch will be served.

RSVP here.


Ronald Machen is one of the nation’s leading trial and white-collar defense lawyers. His practice focuses on government enforcement actions, corporate and congressional investigations, and complex civil litigation. He specializes in helping clients navigate high-stakes, crisis situations that garner the attention of multiple regulators, enforcement authorities, Congress and private litigants. Prior to rejoining the firm in 2015, Mr. Machen served for five years as the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

As the US Attorney for the District of Columbia from 2010 to 2015, Mr. Machen led the nation’s largest US Attorney’s Office with more than 600 attorneys and support staff. He oversaw the investigation and litigation of major criminal and civil cases in matters concerning government procurement, health care fraud, securities fraud, national security, international corruption, economic sanctions, money laundering and cybersecurity. Due to the office’s location in the nation’s capital, Mr. Machen was frequently responsible for representing the United States in matters of great significance to the entire country, including the successful prosecution of the largest domestic bribery and bid-rigging scheme in the history of federal contracting, and a number of landmark settlements in False Claims Act cases against government contractors, health care providers and pharmaceutical companies. He also secured numerous convictions in terrorism cases and more than 160 convictions in public corruption matters.

While serving as US Attorney, Mr. Machen was also appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder as a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, a small group of US Attorneys from across the country who provide advice and counsel to the Attorney General on policy, management and operational issues.

.:Read More


Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC)