Margaret Friedberg, Advisory Board

Columbia Law School, Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity
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Margaret Friedberg, former Assistant United States Attorney, EDNY

Margaret Friedberg served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York from 1991 to 2005. In that position, she served as the Chief and Deputy Chief of the Narcotics Unit, Chief of the General Crimes Unit, as well as Deputy Chief of the Public Corruption Unit, and Deputy Chief of the Violent Crimes Unit. Margaret Friedberg returned to EDNY as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney from 2014 to 2015, under then, United States Attorney, later, United States Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. During her federal prosecutorial career, Margaret was awarded the U.S. Department of Justice National Director’s Award for Superior Performance for three consecutive years of 1994, 1995 and 1996. Margaret was also awarded the Stimpson Medal of Honor by the New York City Bar Association in 1998, the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation Award in 1996, and the Federal Law Enforcement Officer’s Award in 1995. Following her career as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Friedberg was an adjunct professor of law teaching appellate writing. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Margaret was a litigation associate at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, and clerked for the Honorable Carol B. Amon, most recently, Chief Judge of the Eastern District of New York.

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