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Dr. Jay Apperson

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Visiting Professor & DOJ Fellow
US Army

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Phone: 5545


Jay Apperson is an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, currently on leave while serving as a Visiting Professor at West Point. Mr. Apperson has over 15 years of litigation experience at the Department of Justice at both the trial and appellate level, including ten years as an Assistant United States Attorney and Senior Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia where he successfully prosecuted complex international narcotics, organized crime, money laundering, and financial transaction cases. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Apperson represented the United States in litigation arising from habeas petitions filed by persons held as unlawful enemy combatants at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Apperson served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security and oversaw all federal law-enforcement and counter-terrorism matters, including the negotiation and passage of the PATRIOT Act, the Homeland Security Act, and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Apperson served as Chief Counsel to United States Senator Saxby Chambliss and was specially designated to the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee during the consideration and passage of the Military Commissions Act of 2006.