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Michael Chertoff, consulting firm executive, lawyer, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security. Bar: District of Columbia, 1980, New York, 1987, New Jersey, 1990. Member of The American Law Institute.

Background

Chertoff, Michael was born on November 28, 1953 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Son of Gershon and Livia Chertoff.

Education

London School of Economics, London, England. Harvard College (Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1975). Harvard University (Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 1978).

Career

Worked at Latham & Watkins. Admitted to the bar, 1980, District of Columbia. 1987, New York; 1990, New Jersey.

Editor, 1976-1978 and Note Editor, 1977-1978, Harvard Law Review. Law Clerk to: Judge Murray I. Gurfein, United States. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1978-1979 and Associate Justice William J. Brennan, Junior, United States.

Supreme Court, 1979-1980. Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1983-1987. First Assistant United States Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1987-1990.

United States Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1990-1994. Member, United States. Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys, 1991-1994.

Commissioner, New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, 1995—. Special Counsel, United States. Senate Committee to Investigate Whitewater, 1995-1996.

Recipient: Legal Award of the Association of Federal Investigators, 1987. United States. Department of Justice John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation, 1987. ADL Distinguished Public Service Award, 1992.

United States. Department of Health and Human Services Prosecutive Leadership Award, 1994. Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. District of Columbia Bar.

New Jersey State and American Bar Associations. Association of Federal Bar of New Jersey. Fellow, American Bar Foundation.

(Also at New York City and Washington, D.C. Offices).

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia, 1980, New York, 1987, New Jersey, 1990.

Membership

Member, United States. Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys, 1991-1994. Commissioner, New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, 1995—.

Special Counsel, United States. Senate Committee to Investigate Whitewater, 1995-1996. Fellow, American Bar Foundation.

(Also at Newark, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. Offices).

Connections

Married Meryl Justin. 2 children.

father:
Gershon Chertoff

mother:
Livia Chertoff

spouse:
Meryl Justin