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Michael Fagan

Adjunct Professor

Michael Fagan served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) for the Eastern District of Missouri for twenty-five years, until February 2008, and now consults on domestic and transnational criminal law and procedure, anti-money laundering, counterterrorism, intelligence, and emergency planning issues. Selected as Coordinator of the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council in 2001, Mike governed regional counterterror efforts in that role for over six years, and continues today as a Special Advisor to the Missouri Office of Homeland Security, as well as a member of the St. Louis Regional Response System Advisory Board. The Department of Justice conferred on Mike the National Exceptional Service Award and the EOUSA Director’s Award. In addition to decades of gaining convictions in highly-sensitive and complex cases, Mike was the architect of proceedings resulting in approximately $150 million in forfeiture and tax judgments in favor of the United States. During his twenty-five year tenure as an AUSA, Mike served as a Special Attorney to the United States Attorney General from 1995 to 1997. He also served for three years as the Regional Coordinator for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Mike taught at the National Advocacy College, as well as lectured at international, law school, corporate, law enforcement, and college training sessions. Prior to joining the Department of Justice in 1983, he spent a year as a litigator at Bryan, Cave, McPheeters, and McRoberts (now Bryan Cave LLC), in St. Louis. Mike began his law career as an Assistant Circuit Attorney for the City of St. Louis, after graduating from Washington University School of Law in 1977. He played college football at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, from which he graduated with honors in 1974.

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  • Courses

    International Money Laundering, Corruption, and Terrorism