Adjunct Professor of LawPhone: 410-375-0300
Frederick C. Leiner is an assistant counsel at the Office of Professional Responsibility at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington. He was formerly an associate at what is now Venable LLP, and then an associate and partner at Tydings & Rosenberg LLP, in Baltimore, from 1985 to 2000.
Leiner received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (1980), M. Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University (1982), and J.D. from the University of Virginia (1985).
Leiner's scholarly interests center on the maritime, diplomatic, and legal history of the early American republic. He has written two books: The End of Barbary Terror: America’s 1815 War Against the Pirates of North Africa (2006); and Millions for Defense: The Subscription Warships of 1798 (2000). In addition, he is the author of approximately twenty articles on subjects including maritime prize cases, and the law and economics of privateering. He currently serves as the chairman of the maritime committee of the Maryland Historical Society.