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SENIOR JUSTICE SECTOR/RULE OF LAW ADVISOR

UNITED STATES CITIZEN

CURRENT DOS SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Highly accomplished, intuitive, and strategic attorney, WITH EXPEDITIONARY DIPLOMACY BACKGROUND, offering solid educational foundation, extensive training, and impeccable technical acumen acquired through direct exposure in various Middle East countries, including Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Equipped with distinguished career in national security, counter-terrorism, rule of law, political intelligence, criminal justice, governance, law, capacity building, transparency, accountability, anti-corruption, and law enforcement. Armed with broad-based familiarity and experience in criminal law, financial and tax criminal defense, civil law system, and rule-of-law development within an international environment; proficient in project design and development, program evaluations, strategic planning, and performance metrics. Adept at directing and integrating projects into the broader goals of an organization without confliction, while attaining and ensuring total client satisfaction. Powered with demonstrated mastery in white collar criminal tax law; skilled at formulating innovative solutions and strategies toward achievement of U. S. Government's Justice Sector foreign policy goals, with outstanding ability to minimize corruption, reform host government criminal justice institutions, and improve workforce performance. Successfully manage projects, ensuring that they are implemented safely, on time, within budget and to a high standard.

Qualifications
  • Versatility, adaptability, and willingness to tackle new responsibilities and multiple tasks; self-starter, assertive, positive "can do" attitude, and team player
  • Proven history of achieving the highest levels of performance and productivity
  • Expert ability to perform work related to developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders in various levels of government, private industry, and federal, state, and local agencies/organizations
  • Leader, trainer, and legal advocate with extensive operational and administration experience, as well as, outstanding management, analytical and technical acumen in Law Practice, Justice Sector and Rule of Law disciplines
  • Expert ability to provide technical direction and guidance to assigned team members
  • Committed to fostering a cohesive and productive workplace environment without favoritism
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and stressful conflict and post-conflict situations
  • Effective communicator
  • Project Management
  • Domestic and International Experience
Education and Professional Training
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforc , Washington DC Expected in 2012 Conflict Analysis Certification : - GPA :
U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Instit , Washington DC Expected in 2012 PAE/CIVPOL Afghanistan Training Program : - GPA :
National Security Law Institute , Expected in 2010 : - GPA :
University of Virginia School of Law Charlottesville, VA Expected in 2010 Certificate: National Security Law 12 consecutive days of full-time advanced training from nation's elite national security figures Senior Executive Seminar : - GPA :
Northeastern University Boston, MA Expected in 1983 JURIS DOCTORATE, (JD) : - GPA :
Northeastern University, Graduate School of Crim Boston, MA Expected in 1977 MASTER OF SCIENCE : CRIMINAL JUSTICE - GPA :
University of Massachusetts Amherst Boston, MA Expected in 1973 BACHELOR OF ARTS : POLITICS EMPHASIS MIDDLE EAST AND FRENCH STUDIES - GPA :
Boston University Boston, MA Expected in MASTER OF LAWS (LL.M), WITH SPECIALIZATION IN TAX LAW GRADUATED WITH AVERAGE 82.2/100 (1985) : - GPA :
National Defense University, Near East South Asi , Washington DC Expected in : - GPA :
Accomplishments
Professional Experience
Bickford Senior Living -
Champaign, , -
Bickford Senior Living - AFGHANISTAN JUSTICE SECTOR SUPPORT PROGRAM (JSSP
Crystal Lake, , -
  • Rendered hands-on management and assistance to Afghan judiciary system members in enhancing the profession of trial and appellate judges.
  • Displayed strong leadership capabilities in training the trainers while conducting legal education, training programs, and advisory services to those individuals in the primary justice institutions, such as the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Afghan National Police (ANP); along with prosecutors working with the Attorney General's Office (AGO), criminal defense attorneys, and judges handling criminal matters.
  • Enhanced the capacity of the Afghan legal community to deliver education and training through existing legal institutions in cooperation with local stakeholders.
  • NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Took part in pioneering and establishing an effective and efficient justice system through development of the ability of Afghan justice professionals.
  • Spearheaded efforts in delivering advisory and systemic reform services to significant justice sector professionals w.
Bickford Senior Living -
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  • Established a reputation for continuously handling increasing responsibilities by earning fast-track promotion from senior law advisor to rule of law team leader.
  • Exemplified key talent in administering, coordinating, and executing all Anbar Province rule of law projects and initiatives, encompassing: Preparation and development of felony and terrorism case management system.
  • Optimization of case flow through the courts by closely monitoring input and output of criminal cases.
  • Introduction of the first-ever 80 TV anti-corruption and legal rights awareness mini-series program for universal consumption; then subsequently adopted as a national model for replication across Iraq.
  • Closely monitored the construction project of a $25M state-of-the-art Judicial Complex.
  • Collaboration with marine commanders in handling level and magnitude of insurgent and terrorist activities, particularly in the notorious region of Fallujah; monitored and identified the latter's impact, influence, and penetration of criminal just.
PAE GOVERNMENT SERVICES - DEPLOYED
City, STATE, -
WIKISTRAT MIDDLE EAST & INTERNATIONAL CRIMES DES - PART-TIME CONTRIBUTING ANALYST CONTRIBUTING
City, , Current - Current
  • CUSTOMIZE COMMERCIAL AND POLITICAL FORECASTING MODELS TO MEET SPECIFIC CORPORATE OR GOVERNMENT NEEDS.
  • PROVIDE TAILOR-MADE RISK MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGIC PLANNING SOLUTIONS RELATED TO LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVING INTERNATIONAL CRIMES.
  • PROVIDE TRAINING FOCUSED ON TEACHING EXECUTIVES AND STAFF HOW TO THINK STRATEGICALLY ABOUT THE GLOBAL FORCES SHAPING THE FUTURE AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR COMPANY AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
LAW OFFICE OF ARA JOSEPH SARIAN - Attorney and Counselor
City, STATE, 02/2013 - Current
  • Continued management of a long established law practice specializing in criminal defense and civil tax compliance and dispute resolution as described below under law practice experience from Jan 1985 to July 2012.
  • Responsibilities include advising clients in all areas of tax law to circumvent criminal violations of federal, state, and local tax laws.
Bureau Of International Narcotics And Law Enforc - Justice Advisor
, , 07/2012 - 01/2013
LAW OFFICES OF ARA JOSEPH SARIAN - Chief Executive Officer / Attorney and Counselor
City, STATE, 01/1985 - 07/2012
  • Successfully established and managed a law firm specializing in criminal and civil tax compliance and defense, personal injury and general civil litigation matters, as well as contract law, landlord-tenant & real estate transactions, family law and probate administration.
  • Proficiently administered tax fraud and evasion defense as well as unfair and deceptive business practices.
  • Directed and coordinated the overall legal business development; daily office operations; budget planning and allocation; monthly financial statement analysis; and sound decision-making on all related business and financial matters for the firm.
  • Served as lead representative of the firm to businesses and legal communities; maximized client base by developing and strengthening relationships with various individuals.
  • Regularly attended hearings and trials promoting clients' rights under the law.
  • Checked and thoroughly reviewed records, such as pleadings and transcription of testimony; assessed facts and identified questions of law in.
TORRES AES - Rule of Law Advisor
City, STATE, 03/2009 - 08/2009
  • Served as senior Legal subject matter expert in the Office of Constitutional and Legislative Affairs of the U.S.
  • Embassy Political Section; assumed full accountability in managing program in mentoring and coaching high-ranking officials of the Iraqi government and represented the Constitutional and Legislative Office at meetings and conferences with other departments and agencies of the Federal government, foreign Embassy representatives, the Iraqi public and private sector stakeholders, and non-governmental organizations.
  • NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Expanded knowledge of chief legal advisors of the President of the Republic and Council of Ministers Secretariat in formalizing and revising procedures and change management processes through direct training and assistance.
  • Guaranteed seamless execution and stewardship of the U.S.
  • mission's overall national capacity development objectives in legal, legislative, and statecraft efforts as well as promotion of vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.
  • Developed.
IRAQ TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE OFFICE - U.S MARINE - Rule of Law Section Head
City, , 11/2008 - 04/2009
  • Led Joint US Civilian/Military Team of Senior Legal Advisors Series & Grade: AD-301-05 Provided direct supervision and assistance to the Anbar Province Rule of Law Team composed of Senior Level U.S.
  • civilian federal legal advisors, assistant U.S.
  • attorneys and U.S.
  • Marine Corps rule of law staff judge advocates at the ranks of colonel and lieutenant colonel, encompassing three other sub-provincial embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team rule of law units.
  • Expertly managed capacity development of the criminal justice system, reduction of police violence and corruption, as well as judicial corruption and prisoner abuse.
IRAQ TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE OFFICE - U.S MARINE - Senior Rule of Law Advisor
City, , 03/2008 - 11/2008
  • Member Joint US Civilian/Military Team of Senior Legal Advisors Series & Grade: AD-301-05 Utilized substantial experience and adeptness in international legal and judicial systems in providing advice and guidance to develop goals and objectives for the rule of law component of the Provincial Reconstruction Team program.
  • Applied comprehensive knowledge of rule of law concepts and practices in developing rule of law in conflict and post-conflict environments; as well as in delivering expert advice and technical assistance in the creation, implementation, documentation, and reporting of law programs and initiatives.
  • Exemplified solid understanding of USG capacity building goals, objectives, plans, and priorities in Iraq, especially in the legal and judicial systems reform areas; promoted independent, fair, open, and equitable legal and judicial systems throughout Iraq by planning and providing advice in the implementation of capacity building and training programs.
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS -
, , 03/2003 - 07/2003
  • Upheld national security and rule of law initiatives by forming key partnerships with the Provincial Chief Justice and Provincial Director of Police accountable for a force of 30,000 officers and Directors General of the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of the Interior.
  • Addressed extremely complex, sensitive, and difficult legal and policy questions and factual issues involved in interpreting and applying legislation, regulations, orders, decisions, and opinions.
  • Achieved mission requirements by establishing and cultivating internal coalitions with representatives of the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI), international police advisors (IPA), law enforcement professionals (LEPs) of the US military, Police Training teams (PTT), staff judge advocates (SJA), DOS, as well as DOJ rule of law advisors and coordinators.
  • Applied strategic insights in creating and implementing new initiatives through extensive review of existing programs and institutions.
  • Designed innovative programs for police and.
Languages
Additional Information
  • GRADUATED WITH HONORS BAR MEMBERSHIPS Massachusetts Bar | U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • AWARDS AND HONORS Expeditionary Service Award, United States Department of State For successful service and contributions to reconstruction, stability, and peace in arduous and difficult field locations Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review BV Distinguished Lawyer Award A very high rating earned through a strenuous peer review rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource: Martindale-Hubbell® (2002-2012) Participation in the following national security leadership programs: Center for National Security Law, 18
Professional Affiliations
International Network to Promote the Rule of Law Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys The American Association for Justice

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School Attended

  • Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforc
  • U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Instit
  • National Security Law Institute
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Northeastern University
  • Northeastern University, Graduate School of Crim
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Boston University
  • National Defense University, Near East South Asi

Job Titles Held:

  • AFGHANISTAN JUSTICE SECTOR SUPPORT PROGRAM (JSSP
  • DEPLOYED
  • PART-TIME CONTRIBUTING ANALYST CONTRIBUTING
  • Attorney and Counselor
  • Justice Advisor
  • Chief Executive Officer / Attorney and Counselor
  • Rule of Law Advisor
  • Rule of Law Section Head
  • Senior Rule of Law Advisor

Degrees

  • Conflict Analysis Certification
  • PAE/CIVPOL Afghanistan Training Program
  • Certificate: National Security Law 12 consecutive days of full-time advanced training from nation's elite national security figures Senior Executive Seminar
  • JURIS DOCTORATE, (JD)
  • MASTER OF SCIENCE
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS
  • MASTER OF LAWS (LL.M), WITH SPECIALIZATION IN TAX LAW GRADUATED WITH AVERAGE 82.2/100 (1985)

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