Don was born in New Jersey in 1956. He is a 1978 graduate of Rutgers College with a B.A. in Political Science. From 1979 to 1981, he worked for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. enforcing provisions of the Natural Gas Policy Act. He attended the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison from 1981 through 1984 and was privileged to serve as a Research and Writing Editor for the law review. After graduating from Wisconsin, he worked as a legislative bill drafter for the New Hampshire General Court, the state’s legislative body. In 1985 he joined the U. S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor in Washington, D.C. doing administrative board and appellate court advocacy work in the Black Lung Benefits area. In 1986, he joined the Consumer Protection Bureau of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office and moved to the Criminal Bureau a few years later to work on white collar crimes. In 1994, he joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Hampshire where he has served as Senior Litigation Counsel, Criminal Division Chief, and First Assistant.