B.S. New York Institute of Technology, J.D. Emory University School of Law
Alan Sibarium consults and trains on lawyer professional responsibilities, as well as government and fiduciary ethics. He has served as a consulting expert to insurance and bonding companies on claims against lawyers and bankruptcy trustees, and has testified as an expert witness in high profile criminal fraud trials. Professor Sibarium retired from the United States Department of Justice Professional Responsibility Advisory Office, (PRAO) where he advised and trained Department of Justice officials and attorneys concerning their professional responsibilities with regard to ongoing criminal and civil law enforcement investigations, prosecutions and litigation. Prior to joining PRAO, Professor Sibarium served five years as a Department of Justice trial attorney following 20 years in private practice, where he investigated and litigated complex fraud, commercial, and bankruptcy cases, many of which involved serious attorney and fiduciary misconduct.
Professor Sibarium has lectured on professional responsibility and ethics at Department of Justice programs at the National Advocacy Center and U.S. Attorney Offices nationwide. He has conducted training programs for the United States Bankruptcy Court, the Texas Attorney General, State Bar of Texas and other professional organizations. His publications include the Chapter 11 Trustee Handbook (2004), a publication of the U.S. Department of Justice, and Bankruptcy Fraud, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1989. His most recent paper, Navigating Professional Responsibilities in a Social, Mobile, Electronic World, was prepared for the GWU Law School 2012 Alumni Reunion.