Who Is Jack Smith?

Jack Smith, special prosecutor. (credit: Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor's Office)

A quick rundown on the newly appointed special counsel Jack Smith, with whom I wasn’t familiar prior to today’s announcement:

Education

State University of New York at Oneonta

Harvard Law School

Private Career

Vice President and Head of Litigation for the Hospital Corporation of America (2017-18)

Public Career

Specialist Prosecutor’s Office for Kosovo In The Hague (2018-present)

First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee (2015-17)

Chief of the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (2010-2015)

Investigation Coordinator in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (2008-2010)

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (roughly 1999-2008)

Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office (roughly 1994-1999)

*Smith’s background information is drawn from public reporting and the website of the specialist prosecutor for Kosovo in the Hague.

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