David Rosen attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison from 1968-1972, graduating with a BA degree. David then attended the Washington University School of Law from 1972-1975, graduating with a JD degree. After graduating from Washington University, David immediately went to work as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri. David remained in that position for 32 years, leaving in 2008. At various times during his tenure as an AUSA David created and ran the Labor Racketeering task force, was the organized crime prosecutor, headed the Violent Crime Unit, prosecuted a variety of official corruption cases, prosecuted both domestic and international terrorism cases, and prosecuted a wide variety of white-collar crime cases.
Along with agents from the Postal Inspection Service and the Social Security Inspector General’s office David created the first Identity Theft and Fraud task force in the country. This Task Force became a national leader in the prosecution of these cases. David lectured across the country helping other jurisdictions set up identity fraud task forces.
For the last 25 years of his service as an AUSA, David investigated and prosecuted all of the District’s civil rights – police brutality cases. He successfully prosecuted a number of police officers and police personnel for violating the rights of citizens.
While David received a number of awards and commendations during his service as an AUSA, perhaps the most significant were the “Gaston L. Gianni, Jr. Better Government Award” in 2005 for his work in the creation and operation of the Identity Theft Task Force; being the sole recipient in 2003 of the “Chief Postal Inspector’s Award”, and in 2003 a “Commendation” from the St. Louis County Police Department, an award normally only given to police officers of that agency, for his work in the investigation and prosecution of the largest heavy equipment theft ring in the United State.
While an AUSA, in 1996, David became an adjunct professor at the Washington University School of Law, teaching sections of the trial advocacy class. Before joining the law school, David created the Advanced Trial Advocacy course for the school and taught it for years. David also supervised Washington University students who have taken a supervised practicum course at the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
In 2008, David moved to the law school as an adjunct, to teach evidence. Soon after this, he was asked to also teach professional responsibility. David has twice won the Adjunct Professor of the Year award, the last time in 2014.
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