Jamie Wacks

Lecturer on Law

Winter 2017

c/o OAA Lewis 208

Biography

Jamie L. Wacks, Esq., was an Assistant United States Attorney in Boston, MA, in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and Economic Crimes Units. Prior to that, she represented individuals in complex business litigation and white collar criminal actions at Donoghue, Barrett, & Singal, P.C., where she co-chaired a four-week civil jury trial in MA state court. During her tenure as an Associate in Foley Hoag’s Litigation Department, she also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office in Quincy, MA.

Ms. Wacks received an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1995, and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1998. While at HLS, Ms. Wacks was a Student Instructor of Legal Reasoning and Argument and a Co-Chair of the Outreach Committee as a member of the Board of Student Advisers. After graduating from HLS, she clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge D. Brock Hornby, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, Portland, ME.

Ms. Wacks’ publications and papers include, “A Proposal for Community-Based Racial Reconciliation in the United States through Personal Stories,” The Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, Volume 7, Winter 2000, Number 2, pp. 195-255; “Reading Race, Rhetoric, and the Female Body in the Rhinelander Case,” in Interracialism Black-White Intermarriage in American History, Literature, and Law, Ed. Werner Sollors, Oxford University Press (2000), pp. 162-177; and “The Subprime Mortgage Crisis: The Litigation Plot Thickens,” written for and distributed at SEC Practice & Investigation: Views from Inside the SEC, Outside Counsel and Into the Future, a Boston Bar Association Panel, February 2008 (and participated in panel).

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