Former U.S. Attorney and Superior Court Judge Carol Lam Kicks off 2023-24 Prosecutorial Ethics in Real Life Lecture Series

Sept. 28, 2023
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Carol Lam

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law’s Prosecutorial Ethics Series will welcome former United States Attorney for the Southern District of California Carol Lam on Thursday, October 19, 2023.  

Lam served as Superior Court Judge and U.S. Attorney in San Diego, California. She is well known for her leadership in Medicare and health insurance fraud cases. She has contributed to HIPAA legislation and co-authored a treatise on health care fraud.  

Lam will discuss the moral principles and dilemmas faced by prosecutors with a question-and-answer portion directly following. 

When: October 19, 2023,12:00 PM to 1:15 PM MST   

Where: James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 East Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85721, Room 168, Lam will join via Zoom.  

Who may attend: This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.  


About Carol Lam 

Lam is a former United States Attorney and Superior Court Judge in San Diego, California. From 2007-2018, She was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Qualcomm Incorporated in San Diego and she recently completed her term as a trustee of Stanford University, where she chaired the Committee on Audit, Compliance and Risk, and also served on the Finance Committee and the Committee on Investment Responsibility. Lam recently started her first term on the board of directors of Stanford Health Care.  She is also an independent director at TRACON Pharmaceuticals.    

From 2002 to 2007, Lam was the Senate-confirmed United States Attorney for the Southern District of California.  An experienced prosecutor and trial attorney, Lam was a nationally-recognized leader in Medicare and other health insurance fraud cases, and contributed to sections of the HIPAA legislation. She co-authored a treatise on health care fraud, published by BNA Books. From 2000 to 2002, Lam was a judge on the Superior Court of San Diego. She is currently a legal analyst for NBC and MSNBC.  

Lam is a board member of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys, and has served on the boards of The Bishop’s School, the La Jolla Music Society, and the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus.  A graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School, She clerked for the Honorable Irving R. Kaufman on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.     

About the Prosecutorial Ethics Series 

The Prosecutorial Ethics Series, part of Arizona Law’s Program for Criminal Law and Policy, is part of an ongoing effort to create a forum for discussion of ethical issues in criminal prosecution.