Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm
The Honorable Mark L. Wolf
Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Mark L. Wolf was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1985, and served as its Chief Judge from 2006 to 2013. He has also served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States, Chair of the Committee of District Judge representatives on the Judicial Conference, and on the Judicial Conference Committees on Criminal Law, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Codes of Conduct.
Prior to his appointment, Judge Wolf practiced law in Washington, D.C. and Boston. He also served in the Department of Justice as a Special Assistant to United States Attorney General Edward Levi (1975-77), and as the Deputy United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, and as the Chief of the Public Corruption Unit in that office (1981-1985).
Judge Wolf has taught courses on the role of the judge in American democracy at the Harvard, Boston College and New England Law Schools. He has also spoken on this subject, combating corruption, and human rights issues in Russia, China, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Egypt, and Cyprus.
Judge Wolf is a graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Law School.