John Docherty '86
John Docherty ’86 has worked for the US Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney in Minnesota since 2002. He is a member of the Terrorism and National Security Section of the US Attorney’s Office in Minnesota and is the Office’s International Coordinator, responsible for all incoming and outgoing requests for international assistance in criminal matters, including international extraditions. As a member of the Terrorism and National Security Team he has had lead responsibility for numerous national security cases, including trials.
Docherty is a 1986 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. Before becoming an Assistant US Attorney, Mr. Docherty was employed in the Criminal Division of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office for ten years, where he tried mostly murder cases. He has also worked at Main Justice in Washington, D.C., and has been a member of the staff of a committee of the U.S. Senate. From 2006 to 2008 he took a leave of absence from the U.S. Attorney’s Office to work as a Trial Attorney at the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague, the Netherlands, where he was a member of the prosecution team at two war crimes trials.