Cheltenham High School Hall of Fame

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Glenn A. Fine

class of 1974
inducted in 2002

Glenn A. Fine

Rhodes Scholar
Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice

After graduating from Cheltenham High School in 1974, Glenn Fine attended Harvard College where he earned his B.A. and graduated magna cum laude. As captain of Harvard's basketball team, he held the Ivy League record for assists. He was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, but he turned down the opportunity to try out for the NBA to instead accept a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. Mr. Fine graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford University in 1981 with an A.B./M.A. with first class honors in politics, philosophy and economics. In 1985, he was graduated from Harvard Law School magna cum laude with his Juris Doctor degree.

Mr. Fine has worked for the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) since January of 1995. Initially, he was Special Counsel to the Inspector General. In 1996, he became the Director of the OIG's Special Investigations and Review Unit. On
December 15, 2000, Mr. Fine was confirmed by the Senate as the Inspector General of the Department of Justice. The DOJ Inspector General, promotes economy, efficiency and effectiveness within the Department. The Inspector General also enforces criminal and civil laws as well as regulations and ethical standards within DOJ by investigating individuals and organizations who allegedly are involved in financial, contractual or criminal misconduct in DOJ programs and operations.

Before assuming the position as Inspector General, Mr. Fine served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the
Washington, D.C., United States Attorney's Office from 1986-89. In that capacity, he prosecuted more than 35 criminal jury trials, handled numerous grand jury investigations and argued cases in the District of Columbia and U.S. Courts of Appeals. After leaving that position he joined the law firm of Bredhoff and Kaiser (1989-1995) where he specialized in labor and employment law.

Glenn Fine lives in suburban
Maryland with his wife, Beth Heifetz and their two children Julia, 6, and Michael, 5.