Professor Philip Selden has taught at Howard Law School since 2015. Professor Selden is an Assistant United States Attorney at the Maryland United States Attorney’s Office appointed to the Fraud and Public Corruption Section. During his many years as a federal prosecutor, Professor Selden has prosecuted cases involving public corruption and white-collar crime as well as violent crime including first degree murder, firearms trafficking and gang violence. He has served on Department of Justice Diversity and Hiring Committees. His work has been recognized with multiple Department of Justice Special Achievement awards. In addition, Professor Selden has previously taught at Harvard Law School and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
Before joining the Department of Justice, Professor Selden worked at the law firm of Arnold & Porter, LLP. While at Arnold & Porter, Professor Selden represented Fortune 500 companies and maintained an active pro bono practice. He began his career working with at-risk youth at the Philadelphia Family Court. For his efforts in addressing juvenile justice, he was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award by the Family Court’s Chief Administrative Judge.
Professor Selden received his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, a Tony Patiño Fellow, and a Paula Jewell Fellow. He received a Masters Degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania where he was recognized with the Samuel Fels Leadership for Results Award. Professor Selden received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, magna cum laude, where he was the first varsity athlete admitted into the Government Department’s Honors Program.
Assistant United States Attorney
Fraud and Public Corruption Section
United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland