Judith Friedman is a career public servant, having spent almost 43 years with the United States Department of Justice in a variety of positions, including counsel to the 93 Presidentially- appointed U.S. Attorneys and Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division. For the last 23 years, Judi has served as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs (OIA). In this capacity, she is responsible for all mutual assistance and extradition matters involving the Kingdom of the Netherlands, including its island nations, as well as all matters involving Luxembourg.
On a daily basis, she works with judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officials in the United States and abroad, with emphases on investigations pertaining to terrorism, cybercrime, drugs, money laundering, securities fraud and human trafficking. She has negotiated treaties and international agreements on a variety of topics and regularly works with federal, state and local government agencies in furtherance of the mission of the Department of Justice. While at OIA, Judi has handled well over 5,000 criminal cases.
A native of Florida, Judi lives in both Washington, DC and New York, commuting between the two each week. She holds a B.A. in sociology and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.S. in Administration of Justice and J.D. from the American University, Washington, DC. She is active in the American Bar Association and B’nai B’rith International.