Former FBI director Freeh to speak at UTWritten by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh will speak at The University of Toledo on “Security versus Liberty – Seven Years After 9/11” at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 6 in the Law Center Auditorium.
“Judge Freeh has a broad range of leadership experiences in law enforcement, the judiciary and international affairs,” said Douglas Ray, dean of the UT College of Law said in a news release. “He is uniquely qualified to discuss how our country should balance interests of personal liberty, the rule of law and national security.”
A graduate of the Rutgers School of Law with an LLM from New York University School of Law, he has had a distinguished career of public and private service. After serving as an FBI Special Agent, he became an Assistant U.S. Attorney participating in several high profile criminal prosecutions and was later named Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
In 1991, President George H.W. Bush appointed him United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York. He left the bench in 1993 when President William J. Clinton appointed him Director of the FBI, a position he held until 2001. In 2001 he accepted an offer from MBNA America Bank to serve as its Vice-Chairman and General Counsel and, in that role, served as MBNA’s principal lawyer in the 35 billion dollar transaction in which Bank of America acquired MBNA.
In 2007, he formed Freeh Group International, a consulting and legal firm with offices in Wilmington, Delaware, Washington, DC, New York City, London and Rome through which he provides international consulting and legal services.
The event is free and open to the public.