Human Security Law Center is sponsoring a lecture by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Novak on January 22 at 3:30 in Law 133. Judge David J. Novak tried many high profile cases during his previous tenure in the U.S. Attorney's Office, including the prosecution of Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted to date for his role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
During his time in the U.S. Attorney's Office, he tried many high profile cases, including the prosecution of Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted to date for his role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. For his work on the Moussaoui prosecution, he received the Attorney General's Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of United States National Security and the CIA Seal Medallion for contributions to the war on terrorism - two of the highest awards given by those agencies.
He also has received the Director's Award from the Department of Justice (received on two separate occasions), the DEA Administrator's Award (that agency's highest award), the Appellate Advocacy Award from the Association of Government Attorneys involved in Capital Litigation, and the International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association Special Award of Honor. In 2010, he was inducted into the Virginia Law Foundation as a Fellow.