Assistant United States Attorney - Maryland United States Attorney's OfficePhone: (410) 209-4900
Professor Selden serves as an Assistant United States Attorney at the Maryland United States Attorney’s Office. In his capacity as a federal prosecutor, Professor Selden is assigned to the Fraud and Public Corruption Section. During his years as a federal prosecutor, Professor Selden has prosecuted cases involving public corruption as well as with white-collar crime. Professor Selden has also prosecuted violent crimes including first degree murder, domestic violence, and violence at public schools. He has also 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 taught at Harvard Law School and Howard University 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 maintained an active pro bono practice in addition to his work on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. The Governor of Maryland recognized Professor Selden’s efforts with the Governor’s Service Award for Volunteerism for his significant volunteer contributions to the state and its people, and for working to change Maryland for the better.
Professor Selden 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, a Paula Jewell Fellow, and was selected as a Class Marshal. 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, and was a member of the Big East Conference Track and Field Team.