Alex Whiting has joined the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) as Head of Investigations.
Mr Whiting, 54, is a prosecutor of French and US nationality with extensive experience of both domestic and international prosecutions, including stints at both the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), as well as a distinguished academic career.
Mr Whiting came to the SPO from Harvard Law School, where he had been a professor of practice since 2013.
Between 2010 and 2013, Mr Whiting was in the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICC where he served first as Investigations Coordinator, overseeing all investigations, and then as Prosecutions Coordinator, overseeing all prosecutions.
Before joining the ICC, Mr Whiting taught for three years as an assistant clinical professor of law at Harvard Law School.
Between 2002 and 2007, Mr Whiting worked for the ICTY, where he was lead prosecutor in the trial of Fatmir Limaj, Isak Musliu, and Haradin Bala, and lead prosecutor in the trials of Milan Martić and Dragomir Milošević.
Before joining the ICTY, Mr Whiting was a US federal prosecutor, first with the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division in Washington, DC, and then with the US Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts, where he focused on organised crime and corruption cases.
Mr Whiting is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.