FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2002
TAX DIVISION APPOINTS ROD J. ROSENSTEIN AS
PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eileen J. O'Connor, Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, today announced the appointment of Rod J. Rosenstein as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Rosenstein has served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Matters since September 17, 2001. He will continue to supervise the criminal tax enforcement program while working on other initiatives to enhance compliance with the internal revenue laws.
"Rod's appointment is in recognition of the initiative and energy he has already brought to the Tax Division," said Assistant Attorney General O'Connor. "In addition to superb legal skills, Rod has demonstrated great integrity and sound judgment. He is deeply committed to the values of the Department of Justice and the mission of tax enforcement.
Rosenstein first joined the Department of Justice in 1990 through the Attorney General's Honor Program. He prosecuted public corruption cases as a trial attorney with the Criminal Division's Public Integrity Section, and he developed the proposal for the Department's nationwide Professional Responsibility Officer program.
Rosenstein served as an Associate Independent Counsel from 1995 to 1997 and as an Assistant United States Attorney in Maryland from 1997 to 2001. He prosecuted a broad range of federal criminal cases, including tax offenses. He also briefed and argued appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Rosenstein graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in Economics. He received his J.D. degree cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.