John is the Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies & the Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, where he writes and speaks on a variety of law-related topics.
An honors graduate from Columbia College and Harvard Law School, John Malcolm clerked for federal judges in the Northern District of Georgia and on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
From 1990 to 1997, John served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was assigned to the fraud and public corruption section, and as an Associate Independent Counsel in Washington, D.C., where he investigated fraud and abuse at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. John received numerous awards, including the Director’s Award for Superior Performance by an Assistant United States Attorney. Between 1997 and August 2001, John was a partner in his own firm.
From August 2001 until March 2004, John was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. From March 2004 through 2009, John was an Executive Vice President and Director of Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations for the Motion Picture Association of America. John then served on the faculty of Pepperdine Law School as a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence. From 2010 to 2012, John was the General Counsel at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 1985
- B.A., Columbia College, 1982
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