DAVID J SCHWENDIMAN

Curriculum Vitae

DAVID J SCHWENDIMAN portrait
  • Adjunct Professor, College Of Law

Biography

Biography

David Schwendiman is Deputy Chief Prosecutor and Head of the Special Department for War Crimes of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  He has been an International Prosecutor in the Special Department for War Crimes of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina since May 2006.  He is responsible for war crimes policy making and implementation and for managing the investigation and prosecution of war crimes from the 1992 to 1995 war at the national level in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  He also investigates and prosecutes his own cases in the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated from the University of Utah College of Law in 1976. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the District of Utah, and is authorized by law to practice in the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  He was an Assistant Utah Attorney General in 1976 and 1977 and again, from 1984 to 1987, after spending time in the United States Navy, completing his service as a Lieutenant Commander. In 1987, he became an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Utah, serving as the First Assistant United States Attorney and as the Interim United States Attorney.  His assignments with the United States Department of Justice include service with the Attorney General’s Attorney Critical Incident Response Group (ACIRG) and work on the Summer Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 and in Athens in 2004, as well as the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City in 2002.  He has also completed assignments for the United States Department of Justice in Bahrain, Vietnam, Thailand and Bangladesh. Mr. Schwendiman is a Clinical Instructor and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law.