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The Legal Profession

Part IV. Intensive Case Study of Prosecutor Practice Setting (Days 28-30)

Special Guest Speaker

Petra Bartosiewicz is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Harper's, Mother Jones, The Nation, the New York Times, Salon, and the radio program, This American Life. For the past three years she has covered post-9/11 terrorism trials in the U.S. and is writing a book on the subject, "The Best Terrorists We Could Find," to be published by Nation Books in spring 2010.

Guest Speakers, Practice Setting Forum #6

Megan Stifel graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in political science and German and from Indiana Law in 2004. Prior to attending IU law school, Megan worked in Estonia as an equity markets analyst for an international bank. After returning to the U.S., Megan worked on Capitol Hill for a member of Congress and for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the House committee charged with oversight of the intelligence community. From the Hill, Megan attended IU Law, where she was a managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal and president of the Student Body Association. Upon graduating, Megan worked for the law firm of Sutherland LLP. At Sutherland, Megan focused on federal regulatory compliance and trade issues including the anti-boycott regulations, sanctions regulations, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. From Sutherland, Megan transitioned back into government service at the Department of Justice, where she works currently in the National Security Division. At the Dept. of Justice, Megan works on the development, coordination, and implementation of legislation and policies concerning intelligence, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and other national security matters.

Paul Dean graduated from the Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law in 1998. After graduation, Paul worked with an antitrust group in Washington, D.C. before joining a small telecommunications law firm in 2000. Paul has been a trial attorney with the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice since 2002. The Branch defends constitutional challenges to Federal statutes and, more generally, defends the legality of government decisions. The Branch also initiates litigation to enforce regulatory statutes and to remedy violations. Presently, Paul's work focuses upon national security issues involving the detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

Sarah Steele Riordan (Indiana JD '93) is a partner in the Governmental Services and Litigation Groups of Bose McKinney. Since 1993, Ms Riordan has represented individuals, businesses and government agencies in civil and white collar criminal matters in the state and federal courts. She has represented the State of Indiana's largest agency, township governments, municipal corporations, courts and school corporations in a variety of litigation and administrative matters. She regularly counsels local government entities on day-to-day operations, internal investigations, real estate and development transactions, public records and open meetings matters, employment issues and litigation avoidance. Ms. Riordan also has experience in election law including recounts and campaign finance. Before joining Bose McKinney & Evans, Ms. Riordan served as law clerk to the Honorable James G. Carr, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and practiced for six years with a Toledo, Ohio litigation firm. She is licensed to practice in Indiana and Ohio.