Thomas Dougherty is a trial attorney with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he has prosecutes a variety of criminal offenses in U.S. Federal Court.
He is currently detailed to the United States Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he serves as a DOJ Legal Advisor responsible for implementing justice sector technical assistance programs and activities designed to enhance the capacity and capabilities of the Bangladeshi criminal justice system.
Mr. Dougherty recently returned from serving a six-month tour with the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (IJC) as a Legal Mentor in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan where he provided technical and developmental assistance to Afghan military lawyers, judges and criminal investigators.
Since joining the U.S. Department of Justice in 2001, Mr. Dougherty has lectured extensively in both the United States and abroad on trial advocacy, criminal enforcement of intellectual property rights and computer crimes under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State Distinguished Speakers Program, the World Bank, and Global Intellectual Property Academy. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, College of Urban Affairs and taught a course on managing cultural differences at the International School of Management in Vilnius, Lithuania. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Law from Lafayette College, a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Mr. Dougherty is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.