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Jeffrey D. Kaliel


Yale Law School, J.D.

Amherst College, B.A.

Robinson College, Cambridge University, England



Jeffrey D. Kaliel

Jeffrey D. Kaliel earned his law degree from Yale Law School in 2005. Mr. Kaliel graduated from Amherst College summa cum laude in 2000 with a degree in Political Science. He spent one year studying Philosophy at Robinson College, Cambridge University, England.

After law school, Mr. Kaliel joined the Honors Program at the Department of Homeland Security, where he worked on some of the Department’s most important appellate litigation, helped to draft and implement regulations for new programs, and worked with the private sector on infrastructure protection programs—highly useful experience for a whistleblower attorney. Mr. Kaliel also helped investigate the DHS response to Hurricane Katrina in preparation for a Congressional inquiry. In addition, Mr. Kaliel served as a Special Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of California, prosecuting drug and border crimes and gaining valuable courtroom experience.

In 2008, Mr. Kaliel worked in Namibia with Lawyers Without Borders on the observation of a 400-defendant treason trial arising from a 1998 armed rebellion.

Mr. Kaliel is a former Staff Sergeant in the Army Reserve and a veteran of the second Iraq war, having served in Iraq in 2003. His publications include contributions to Homeland Security Today and American Bar Association’s Homeland Security Handbook.

Mr. Kaliel is admitted to the State Bar of California and the Bar of the District of Columbia.