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Saturday, May 21, 2005

CrimProf Spotlight: Chapman's Katherine B. Darmer

Darmer_kThis week, CrimProf Blog spotlights Chapman's Katherine B. Darmer.  Prior to entering acamedia, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, specializing in public corruption, violent gang and narcotics prosecutions. In 1998, she served as lead counsel in a three-month criminal RICO trial that resulted in the conviction of six Bronx-based gang members of crimes ranging from murder to narcotics distribution. During her tenure as an AUSA, she also argued seven cases in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Darmer received her A.B. from Princeton University, with high honors, and her J.D. from Columbia University, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for two years and served as Articles Editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. She then clerked for the Hon. Kimba M. Wood in the Southern District of New York and the Hon. William H. Timbers on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Following her clerkships and before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she worked for three years as a litigation associate at the Manhattan law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell. While at Davis Polk, she was a member of the trial team that successfully defended Delta Air Lines in a $2.5 billion lawsuit brought by the Pan Am Corporation and the Pan Am Creditor's Committee.  At Chapman, she teaches Criminal Procedure, Advanced Criminal Procedure and Evidence.  Her scholarship in the crim area has focused on National Security and confession law in the age of terrorisim.   For a list of publications, click here.  [Mark Godsey]

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