Seals of the Court of Appeals and Superior Court
District of Columbia Courts

Local Prosecutor Craig Iscoe to become Superior Court Judge

January 05, 2004

Craig S. Iscoe will be sworn in as a Superior Court judge this Friday at 4pm. Former Superior Court judge and DC US Attorney Eric Holder will be one of the speakers at the investiture. 

WHAT: Investiture of Judge Craig Iscoe  

WHERE: Third-floor atrium of the Moultrie Courthouse, 500 Indiana Avenue, NW  

WHEN: Friday, January 5th, at 4:00pm  

WHO: Chief Judge Rufus King III will preside  Associate Judge J. Ramsey Johnson will administer the oath of office; Eric Holder, former Deputy Attorney General, US Attorney and Superior Court judge, will give remarks  

BACKGROUND: Craig Iscoe, son of Louise and Ira Iscoe, was born and raised in Austin, Texas, where he attended the Austin public schools. He graduated with High Honors from the University of Texas in December of 1974 with a major in psychology and minor in government. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Student Senate.  

In 1978, Mr. Iscoe graduated from Stanford Law School and began a fellowship at Georgetown University Law Center's Institute for Public Representation. After earning his LL.M. from Georgetown in 1979, Mr. Iscoe joined the Federal Trade Commission, where he worked on cigarette advertising issues and then became an Assistant to the Director of the FTC's Bureau of Advertising Practices. In 1982, Mr. Iscoe joined the law firm Arent Fox, working on communications issues and general litigation.  

Mr. Iscoe become an Assistant United States Attorney in 1984 after a semester as a Visiting Professor at Georgetown. At the US Attorney's Office, Mr. Iscoe tried a wide variety of criminal cases in Superior Court, such as robbery while armed, drug distribution, and homicide. He later investigated and tried various offenses in the Office's Transnational/Major Crimes Section, including the nation's first prosecution under the federal flagburning statute.  
Mr. Iscoe was an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt Law School for a year, directing the Juvenile Law Clinic and the Trial Practice program. He then returned to the US Attorney's Office where he handled several significant public corruption cases, including an investigation of ticket-fixing at the District's Bureau of Traffic Adjudication that led a jury to convict a Hearing Officer of accepting bribes and several others to plead guilty, and an investigation resulting in a jury convicting two officials at the District's Department of Public and Assisted Housing of extorting bribes from people who wanted to be placed on the waiting list for Section 8 housing vouchers.  

In 1997, Mr. Iscoe began a detail as Associate Deputy Attorney General in the Justice Department, handling national security, white collar, and other issues. In 2001, he returned to the US Attorney's Office, where he led an investigation resulting in six California residents pleading guilty to conspiring to commit money laundering in connection with a nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme.  

Mr. Iscoe has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown, teaching Trial Practice and Professional Responsibility, and has taught at various programs for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He has also made several presentations in Eastern Europe on behalf of the Justice Department and the American Bar Association, training judges and prosecutors in Poland, Slovakia, and Croatia in the investigation and prosecution of public corruption and corporate criminal offenses. In addition, he writes an annual summary of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. Mr. Iscoe is a Master in the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court.  

Mr. Iscoe is married to Rosemary Hart, who is a Senior Counsel at the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice. They are the parents of two sons: David, age 17, and Mark, age 15. 

PDF Document
More Info Text
For more information contact Leah Gurowitz at (202) 879-1700