November 30th, 2017
“UNREASONABLE – Protecting Smartphone Privacy with a Word from the 18th Century” – 7th Annual American Constitution Lecture
John McNeil, legal adviser in the US Embassy held a lecture titled “UNREASONABLE
– Protecting Smartphone Privacy with a Word from the 18th Century” on 30th November 2017 /Thursday/. John McNeil is former deputy of the district attorney of Massachusetts.
The lecture was held at the Amphitheatre 3 starting at 10.00 am.
The event was organized with the cooperation of Macedonian-American Alumni Association, the US Embassy in Skopje and the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” in Skopje.
Biography of John T. McNeil
John T. McNeil comes to the U.S. Embassy in Skopje after serving for more than 17 years with the United States Department of Justice, primarily in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston. Mr. McNeil most recently served as a Senior Litigation Counsel in that office’s National Security Unit. Prior to that he served as the First Assistant United States Attorney, overseeing all criminal and civil matters filed on behalf of the United States in Massachusetts, as well as 125 criminal and civil prosecutors and a budget of approximately $28 million. Mr. McNeil also served as Counsel to the United States Attorney, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, and as a prosecutor in the Public Corruption and Major Crimes units. He has also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Washington (Seattle) and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Districts of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and Massachusetts. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. McNeil served for nine years as an enforcement counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Boston. He was an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County and law clerk to the Hon. Francis O’Connor, Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School (cum laude, ’87), and the University of California at Berkeley (magna cum laude, Economics, ’82).
Mr. McNeil served as a Wasserstein Fellow in Public Interest Law at the Harvard Law School in 2010-2011. He has also been a speaker and taught courses at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Boston University School of Law, the National Association of Former United States Attorneys, and the Boston Bar Association, among others.
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