Biographical Sketch: Sheldon Krantz, Esq.Catherine Nugent2019-04-07T23:39:21-04:00
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Visiting Professor of Law
Co-Director, The Justice Lab
Georgetown Law Center
Skl 498@law .georgetown.ed u
Retired Partner in Residence
OLA Piper LLP (US)
500 Eight Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Visiting Professor of Law and Co-Director, Justice Lab, Georgetown Law Center. Courses
include Professional Responsibility and Practicum on the Access to Justice Crisis. The Justice
Lab gives emphasis to providing technical assistance and research support to access to the D.C.
Access to Justice Commission and other entities on the frontlines grappling with unmet legal
needs. Teaches courses on professional responsibility and access to justice at Georgetown.
Academic year 2016-2017.
Executive Director, DC Affordable Law Firm (DCALF). DCALF was created by the
Georgetown Law Center, DLA Piper and Arent Fox as a non-profit entity to provide low cost
legal services to modest income D.C. residents who do not qualify for free legal aid but cannot
afford the normal rates that lawyers charge. April 2015-December 2016
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, University of Maryland Carey School of Law. Courses
include Legal Profession and Business Crimes. July 2011-2014.
Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US). Practice emphasized preventive and litigation services on
corporate and white collar criminal matters. October 1990-June 201 l. Also founded and served
from 2006-2011 as Director ofNew Perimeter, DLA Piper’s global pro bono affiliate. Oversaw
large scale pro bono projects in developing and post-conflict countries. In addition, served as
president of the DLA Piper Foundation from 2006-2011.
Vice President, The Investigative Group, Inc. (On leave from the University of San Diego
School of Law). Company undertook complex investigations for law finns, corporations, and
government. July I 989-August 1990.
Dean and Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law. July 198 J-June 1989.
Professor of Law and Director, Center for Criminal Justice, Boston University School of Law.
July 1970-June 1981.
EAST\79860446.1Executive Director, Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice. State agency which was
responsible for strategic planning on criminal justice. April 1967-June 1970.
Staff Attorney, President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice.
Commission examined all aspects of crime in the United States. February 1966-April 1967.
Associate, Law Fim1 of Monsky, Grodinsky, Good & Cohen, Omaha, Nebraska. Practice
included both civil and criminal matters. January 1965-February 1966.
Trial Attorney, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, U.S. Department of Justice. Honors
Program. Represented government in numerous investigations, trials, and appeals on matters
relating to organized crime. July 1962-January 1965.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AW ARDS
Regularly designated as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer for services provided in white collar
Chair, DC Affordable Law Firm Board of Directors
Appointed Commissioner, D.C. Access to Justice Commission
2016 Justice Potter Stewart Award recipient by the Council for Court Excellence for
contributions made to the law and the administration of justice in the District of Columbia
2011 recipient of Legal Times Champions Award for upholding the profession’s core values
through public service, pro bono efforts, and advocacy for civil liberties.
2004 recipient of D.C. Bar Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award.
Fonner member, D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Committee.
Fo1mer Chair, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section.
Lifetime Member. American Law Institute
Member, D.C. and U.S. Supreme Court Bars.
Member, California, Massachusetts and Nebraska Bars on Inactive Status.
Sheldon Krantz and Michael Millemann, Legal Education in Transition: Trends and Their
Implications, to be published in 94 Neb. L. Rev. 1 (2015).
EAST\79860446. ISHELDON KRANTZ, THE LEGAL PROFESSION: WHAT IS WRONG AND HOW TO FIX
lT, LexisNexis (2013).
LYN S. BRANHAM and SHELDON KRANTZ. THE LAW OF SENTENCING,
CORRECTIONS, AND PRISONERS RIGHTS, West Publishing Company, (Fifth Edition
LYNN S. BRANHAM and SHELDON KRANTZ, THE LAW OF CORRECTIONS AND
PRISONERS RlGHTS fN A NUTSHELL, West Publishing Company (Third Edition 1988).
ABA and IJA Juvenile Justice Standards, Police Handling of Juveniles, Ballinger Press (1980)
(Egon Bittner and Sheldon Krantz, Co-Repo1ters).
SHELDON KRANTZ, BERNARD GILMAN, CHARLES G. BENDA, CAROL ROGOFF
HALLSTROM and ERIC J. NADWORNY, POLICE POLICY MAKING, Lexington Press
SHELDON KRANTZ, CHARLES SMITH, DAVID ROSSMAN, PAUL FROYD, and JANIS
HOFFMAN, THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL lN CRIMINAL CASES: THE MANDATE OF
ARGERSTNGER V. HAMLIN, Ballinger Publishing Company (1976).
ABA Standards for Criminal Justice, Standards Relating to the Urban Police Function (1974)
(Herman Goldstein and Sheldon Krantz, Co-Reporters).
University of Nebraska, Bachelor of Science of Law and J.D (Cum Laude), Editor in Chief,
Nebraska Law Review.