[PAST EVENT] Carter O. Lowance Presentation: James B. Comey, Jr.

March 14, 2011
12:50pm - 1:50pm
Law School, Room 124
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Mr. Comey's presentation is co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society.

The fellowship honors the extraordinary contributions of the late Carter O. Lowance, who served as Chief of Staff to six Virginia governors and was Executive Vice President of the College of William & Mary. Established in 1989, the fellowship brings a distinguished public servant to campus each year for lectures, discussions and meetings with students and members of the College community.

James B. Comey, Jr., has a long history of public service since graduating from the College of William & Mary in 1982.
Between 2003 and 2005, Comey held the second highest position at the Justice Department, serving as Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. In that role, Comey was responsible for supervising operations of the Department of Justice, and he chaired the President's Corporate Fraud Task Force and the Presidential Board on Safeguarding Americans' Civil Liberties.
Prior to becoming Deputy Attorney General, Comey had a successful career as a federal prosecutor. In 1987, Comey joined the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he worked until 1993 and eventually became deputy chief of the criminal division. During his time in New York, Comey served as lead prosecutor in the case of United States v. John Gambino et al., a six-month mafia racketeering and murder trial.
In 2002, he served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. As U.S. Attorney, Comey oversaw numerous terrorism cases and supervised prosecutions of executives at WorldCom, Adelphia, and Imclone on fraud and securities-related charges, including the obstruction case against Martha Stewart. He also created a specialized unit to prosecute international drug cartels.
From 1996 to 2001, Comey served as Managing Assistant U.S. Attorney in charge of the Richmond Division of the U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Virginia. In that role, he handled the Khobar Towers terrorist bombing case, which arose from a 1996 attack on a U.S. military facility in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. Air Force members and injured hundreds.
In June 2010, he joined Bridgewater Associates, LP, an investment company. He had served from 2005 to 2010 as the senior vice president and general counsel of the Lockheed Martin Corporation.
As an alumnus, Comey has remained closely connected to William & Mary. He was the keynote speaker at the Charter Day ceremony in 2008, during which he received the degree of honorary doctor of laws. He also serves as vice president of the Alumni Association. Comey's wife, Patrice, is also a member of the Class of 1982. The couple has five children, including Maurene, a member of the College's Class of 2010.

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