Professor Bolitho named Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General of the U.S.

RALEIGH – Campbell Law Assistant Professor Zachary Bolitho has been appointed to a position in the U.S. Department of Justice.
Bolitho will take leave from the Campbell Law faculty to serve as Counsel to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The Deputy Attorney General is second in command at the U.S. Department of Justice behind Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Bolitho will advise Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein on a number of legal and policy issues.
“I am honored to have been selected for this position,” said Bolitho. “I look forward to working alongside the dedicated men and women of the Department of Justice to fulfill its important mission.”
Bolitho joined the Campbell Law faculty after developing a reputation as a skilled trial and appellate lawyer. He teaches courses in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Trial Advocacy.
Bolitho was named Campbell Law Professor of the Year in 2014-15 and again in 2015-16 following a vote of the third-year class. In recognition of Bolitho’s experience and teaching abilities, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Prosecutorial Development and Training, invited him to teach a variety of topics to judges and lawyers in the Republic of Georgia.
Prior to Campbell Law, Bolitho served with distinction for four years as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee. During his time as a federal prosecutor, Bolitho handled a wide variety of cases including several high profile matters. In addition to prosecuting cases in U.S. District Court, Bolitho served a stint in the Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office where he briefed and argued cases pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Bolitho was a litigation associate with the law firm Jones Day. He also completed a judicial clerkship with Judge David W. McKeague of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Bolitho received his J.D. from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law. He graduated summa cum laude, was elected to the Order of the Coif, served as a law review editor, and won a national moot court championship. Before attending law school, Bolitho graduated from Mount Union College where he was the top student in his graduating class.