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Former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Wroblewski

Jonathan Wroblewski is the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and head of the Office of Legal Policy.   He oversees the development of policy initiatives for the Department of Justice.  Mr. Wroblewski joined OLP in December 2015 from the Criminal Division, where he served as the Division’s Director of the Office of Policy and Legislation beginning in 2008.  In that position, he represented the Attorney General as a member of the United States Sentencing Commission, on the Federal Judicial Conference’s Advisory Committee on the Criminal Rules, and on the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Council. 

Mr. Wroblewski began his federal career in 1988 as a prosecutor with the Department’s Civil Rights Division, where he prosecuted criminal civil rights cases, including law enforcement misconduct, involuntary servitude and hate crimes.  In 1994, Mr. Wroblewski joined the United States Sentencing Commission, serving as Deputy General Counsel and then Director of Legislative Affairs.  In 1998, he rejoined the Department of Justice in the Criminal Division’s Office of Policy and Legislation.   Prior to his federal career, Mr. Wroblewski served as an assistant public defender in the Alameda County Public Defender’s office, where he represented hundreds of indigent criminal defendants at all stages of litigation. 

Mr. Wroblewski is a lecturer in law at the Harvard Law School and Director of the law school’s Semester in Washington Program.  His prior academic work include being a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge in 2005 as part of the Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy program, and serving as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University’s National Law Center and George Mason University School of Law.  Mr. Wroblewski  is a graduate of Duke University (1983) and Stanford Law School (1986).

Updated January 20, 2017