Randall Eliason is a law professor, writer, and commentator on corporate and white collar crime. He spent twelve years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. For more than eight of those years, he specialized in white collar crime as a member of the Public Corruption/Government Fraud section. From 1999-2001 he served as Chief of that section. While at the U.S. Attorney’s office, he lectured at the Department of Justice National Advocacy Center in South Carolina and at the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C. He also served as the Professional Responsibility Officer for the Criminal Division.
Since 2002, Professor Eliason has taught a course on federal white collar criminal law at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He also has taught courses at the American University Washington College of Law and the Georgetown University Law Center. He has guest lectured on white collar crime at Harvard Law School and NYU Law School, and serves as a faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. In May of 2008 and again in May of 2013, the graduating students at George Washington University Law School voted to present him with the Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award.
Professor Eliason writes a blog on white collar crime and federal criminal law called Sidebars, www.Sidebarsblog.com, which was named by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 legal blogs in 2016. He is a contributing columnist for the Washington Post. His writings on federal criminal law have been published in scholarly journals, legal periodicals, and national newspapers. He is a frequent commentator on issues related to white collar crime, with appearances including PBS’s Frontline, NBC’s Nightly News, NPR’s Morning Edition, CNN, MSNBC, HBO, and CNBC.