Lecturer on Law
Albert Herring graduated from William and Mary, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree (Sociology) in 1981, and his J.D. in 1984. He worked as a staff attorney with the U.S. Department of Transportation (1984 to 1988) and the International Maritime Organization (1988 to 1991) before joining the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia in 1991. During his 20-year career at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Albert served in various line-level and supervisory positions focusing primarily on the investigation and prosecution of violent crimes and homicides. From 2005 to 2010, Albert served as the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for External Affairs, and had principal responsibility for coordinating the office's youth violence reduction initiatives, gang reduction strategies, and community outreach and engagement programs. Albert joined the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Professional Responsibility in 2011. He currently serves as an Assistant Counsel and investigates misconduct allegations involving Justice Department attorneys. Albert has been a visiting faculty member of the Harvard Trial Advocacy Workshop since 2004, and has taught in trial advocacy skills workshops sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) since 2005.