Eric J. Beste

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • JD, 1994, Northwestern University
  • BA,1991, University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise

Professor Beste teaches white collar crime.

Professional Experience

Beste has almost 20 years of experience as a federal prosecutor in San Diego and Washington, D.C. He currently serves as the chief of the criminal division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego, and has previously focused on prosecuting white-collar crimes, including corporate fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, tax evasion, and public corruption. He previously taught law at Northwestern University School of Law, and has lectured on numerous aspects of federal criminal law and procedure. Beste first joined the Department of Justice through the Attorney General's Honor Program, after clerking for United States District Judge Marvin E. Aspen in the Northern District of Illinois.

Honors and Affiliations

Beste graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University and cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. He was editor of the Northwestern Law Review.

Spring 2016 Classes

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