ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

October 4, 2006

Michael Geffroy
Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice

to address

US Strategy Against Kleptocracy in the Northeast Asia

ICAS Fall Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
October 11, 2006 Wednesday 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
United States House Rayburn Office Building Room 2200
Capitol Hill, Washington DC 20515

On-Line Registration.

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Counselor Michael Geffroy will address "US Strategy Against Kleptocracy in the Northeast Asia: The Case of North Korea" at the ICAS Fall Symposium 2006 on October 11, 2006 at the United States House Rayburn Office Building Room 2200, Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

Michael Geffroy currently serves as Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Michael provides advice and counsel to the Assistant Attorney General on a variety of issues including narcotics and dangerous drugs, asset forfeiture and money laundering, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, international prosecutorial and police training, legislative policy, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and Kleptocracy and international public corruption.

Prior to joining the Justice Department, Michael worked on Capitol Hill in the U.S. House of Representatives. From 2003 to 2006 he served as Senior Counsel to the Select Committee on Homeland Security, and as Chief Counsel for Oversight and Investigations on the permanent Committee on Homeland Security. As one of the Select Committee's initial/founding staff members, Michael worked to oversee the formation of the new Department of Homeland Security, and to help ensure the establishment of, and appropriate jurisdiction for, the Committee on Homeland Security. During his tenure on the Committee, he also served as the Deputy Special Counsel to the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina.

During 2004, Michael was called to active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps for service during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. He holds the rank of Major and served throughout the Al Anbar Provence in Iraq.

From 2001 to 2003, Michael served as Counsel to the Committee on Energy & Commerce where he conducted oversight, investigations, and hearings regarding corporate governance of companies involved in the energy, telecommunications, accounting, legal, and financial industries. Michael served as lead counsel for the Committee's investigations and hearings on management, procurement and security at the government's national research laboratories; and conducted oversight investigations relating to protection of the nation's critical infrastructure.

Prior to 2001, Michael served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, in private practice, and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Michael is a member of several state and federal bars, and is certified as a Judge Advocate.

He has lectured on white collar criminal law, the Congressional legislative and oversight process, and homeland security issues at the U.S. Army War College, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, American University Washington College of Law, and at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America.

Michael earned A.B. from Brown University and JD from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, respectively. He also was educated at the US Navy Naval Justice School and the US Marine Corps Basic School.

Thank you.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow