1 CLE credit (approval pending).
David Schwendiman, a 1976 UofU law grad, continues to take on some of the most fascinating roles that a lawyer can play on the global stage. After four years in Afghanistan, he is on his way to become Chief Prosecutor of the European Union’s Special Investigative Task Force on Kosovo. In Afghanistan, he was Director of Forward Operations for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) after spending three years as Justice Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.
From 2006 through 2009, Mr. Schwendiman served as Chief Prosecutor in the Special Department for War Crimes of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this role, he investigated and prosecuted war crimes committed during the 1992-95 war there.
Previously, Mr. Schwendiman held various posts in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah, was a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Navy attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Schwendiman was also the U.S. Attorney General’s representative to three Olympic Games – Sydney in 2000; Salt Lake City in 2002; Athens in 2004 — and completed multiple assignments for the U.S. Department of Justice in Bahrain, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh and Bosnia and Herzegovina.