[PAST EVENT] Judge David J. Novak: The Prosecution of Zacarias Moussaoui for Role in 9-11 Attacks

January 22, 2013
3:30pm - 5pm
Law School, Room 133
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Sponsored by the Human Security Law Center at William & Mary Law School. Admission is free and all are welcome. Reception to follow.

David J. Novak was appointed U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia in 2012.

He began his career in 1986 as an Assistant District Attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. In 1991, he moved to the U.S. Attorney's office in the Southern District of Texas and became Assistant U. S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia in 1994. He was chief of the Criminal Division before his appointment to the bench.

During his time in the U.S. Attorney's Office, he tried many high profile cases, including the prosecution of Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted to date for his role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. For his work on the Moussaoui prosecution, he received the Attorney General's Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of United States National Security and the CIA Seal Medallion for contributions to the war on terrorism - two of the highest awards given by those agencies.

He also has received the Director's Award from the Department of Justice (received on two separate occasions), the DEA Administrator's Award (that agency's highest award), the Appellate Advocacy Award from the Association of Government Attorneys involved in Capital Litigation, and the International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association Special Award of Honor. In 2010, he was inducted into the Virginia Law Foundation as a Fellow.

Judge Novak received his undergraduate degree from St. Vincent College and his J.D. from Villanova Law School.

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