Lisa Monaco and Michael Bosworth to join NYU Law

NYU School of Law has announced two new arrivals this spring, both of whom join the Law School from the Obama administration.

Lisa Monaco

Lisa Monaco has been appointed as a distinguished senior fellow, affiliated with the Center on Law and Security and the Center for Cybersecurity, to begin on February 1. Monaco comes to NYU Law from the White House, where she was assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. As the president’s homeland security advisor, she coordinated policy development and crisis response to terrorist attacks, cyberincidents, and public health emergencies and natural disasters. 

Prior to her White House appointment, Monaco spent 15 years in various positions at the Department of Justice (DOJ), including as assistant attorney general for national security, where she established the first nationwide network of national security cyberspecialists and led a division of more than 300 lawyers responsible for national security cases and policy. Before leading the national security division, Lisa was principal associate deputy attorney general—the deputy attorney general’s primary advisor on criminal policy, law enforcement, national security, and civil litigation matters. She also served for three years as counsel and chief of staff to FBI Director Robert Mueller III, and before that, worked as an assistant US attorney, including as a member of the Enron Task Force. She began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge Jane Roth of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 

Monaco is the recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service—the DOJ’s highest honor—as well as the Edmund J. Randolph Award, awarded by the attorney general in recognition of outstanding contributions to the DOJ’s mission. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School. 

Michael Bosworth
Michael Bosworth

Michael Bosworth joins as a senior fellow with the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, and is teaching a seminar on the executive and criminal justice reform this spring. Most recently, Bosworth served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy counsel to the president, where he oversaw domestic legal policy issues.

Before his White House appointment, Bosworth worked as special counsel to FBI Director James Comey Jr. Prior to that, he was an assistant US attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he was co-chief of the Complex Frauds Unit. Earlier in his career, he served as a law clerk to three federal judges: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Judge Robert Katzmann of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Judge Jed Rakoff in the Southern District of New York. He has received, among other honors, the National Association of Former US Attorneys’ J. Michael Bradford Award, which is given annually to one outstanding assistant US attorney. Bosworth is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School.

Posted January 31, 2017