B.A., Butler University; J.D., Wayne State University
Kris Dighe is Assistant Chief of the Environmental Crimes Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. He works on policy and legislative matters, has responsibility over case work, and is involved in developing training programs for prosecutors, agents and others involved in environmental crimes investigations and prosecutions. He is a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Committee, serves on the Board of Visitors of the Wayne State University Law School, served as Vice Chair of DoJ Pan Asia, and is the Chair of the City of Rockville (Maryland) Environment Commission.
After graduating from law school, Professor Dighe clerked for Judge Stanley Marcus, then on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and now on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Following his clerkship, he worked in private practice in Miami and Detroit practicing commercial and environmental litigation.
After leaving private practice, Professor Dighe spent close to 10 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit, where he prosecuted environmental crimes, public corruption, complex white collar crime, and civil rights violations among other federal crimes. In 2004, he moved to Washington, DC to join the Environmental Crimes Section.