Barry Grissom Presents 2018 Oliver L. Brown Diversity Issues Lecture

Photograph: Barry Grissom.Barry R. Grissom, U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas from 2010-2016, will present the 2018 Oliver L. Brown Distinguished Visiting Scholar for Diversity Issues Lecture on October 9 at 12:15 p.m. in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center on the Washburn University campus (map). Grissom will discuss "Our Continuing Obligation to Civil Rights." This event is free and open to the public. Grissom's visit is presented by the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, Washburn University School of Law, and Washburn University College of Arts and Sciences.

Prior to his work as U.S. Attorney, Grissom was in private practice law for 27 years in both state and federal court, with involvement at every level of complex government litigation matters. His experience includes leading white collar criminal prosecutions and affirmative civil lawsuits, prosecuting complex white collar crime cases involving financial, securities, health care and related industries, crisis management, and regulatory enforcement matters. As U.S. Attorney, Grissom assessed and resolved a wide array of civil and criminal cases, managed three offices and a large legal workforce of 49 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and 53 support staff, while representing the Department of Justice in diverse communities across his district. His law enforcement priorities included national security, violent crime, drug trafficking, financial fraud, and crimes against children.

Grissom earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Kansas before obtaining his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law, where he was a member of the law review and the moot court board.

|Graphic: Flyer for Barry Grissom's Brown Scholar lecture.