class of 1974
inducted in 2002
Glenn A. Fine
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.