John L. Hill

John L. Hill

Deputy Chief, Felony Major Crimes Section,, United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Hill is a Deputy Chief of the Felony Major Crimes Section at the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, where he supervises federal prosecutors handling violent crime cases. He previously served as a Senior Counsel to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, where he advised Mr. Rosenstein on various national security, criminal law, and international affairs issues. Mr. Hill also led the first comprehensive overhaul in 20 years of the United States Attorneys' Manual, the Department of Justice's main litigation policy manual, working with over 220 DOJ employees from over 25 DOJ components and divisions. 
 
Before working for the Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Hill prosecuted a wide variety of cases as an Assistant United States Attorney in D.C., specializing first in sexual assault cases and later in national security matters. As an AUSA, Mr. Hill tried 17 jury trials and argued 9 post-conviction appeals before the D.C. Circuit and the D.C. Court of Appeals. 
 
Mr. Hill received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University, and his law degree from Harvard, where he represented low income tenants for two years in Boston Housing Court. He clerked for a federal judge in San Antonio and worked for a Texas-based international law firm before joining the Department of Justice.