European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation
Eurojust and the United States signed a Cooperation Agreement in November 2006, with the first Liaison Prosecutor taking up her duties in January 2012. Since his appointment in August 2021, Philip Mirrer-Singer is the Liaison Prosecutor for the United States.
In 2022, the U.S. Liaison Prosecutor was involved in 35 new cases, 33 coordination meetings, and 1 coordination centre.
Philip Mirrer-Singer has been appointed Liaison Prosecutor for the United States in August 2021. Concurrent with his appointment at Eurojust, Mr Mirrer-Singer serves as a Trial Attorney at the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of International Affairs, where he is a member of the Europe and Eurasia Team. Mr Mirrer-Singer has successfully handled numerous extradition and mutual legal assistance requests between the United States and European treaty partners. Prior to joining the Europe and Eurasia Team, Mr Mirrer-Singer was a prominent member of the Litigation and Legal Policy Team, where he litigated complex extradition proceedings throughout the United States.
Mr Mirrer-Singer has served each role with distinction, earning the well-deserved praise of prosecutors in the field and his colleagues at the Office of International Affairs, and his accomplishments have been widely recognised. Aside from his highly respected legal skills, Mr Mirrer-Singer has played a key leadership role during his tenure with the Office of International Affairs in the professional development of his colleagues and other staff through the establishment of highly successful mentoring and training programs. Before joining the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr Mirrer-Singer spent more than a decade practicing law in the litigation group of a global law firm where he worked on a broad range of matters.
Deputy Liaison Prosecutor
Timothy Rank is the Deputy Liaison Prosecutor for the United States. Mr Rank is an experienced U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor, who has worked for more than two decades on a variety of criminal cases, including cybercrime, complex financial fraud, and national security matters. At Eurojust, Mr Rank focuses on multinational cooperation on cybercrime investigations between prosecutors and law enforcement in the U.S. and Europe on cases of joint interest, as well as developing cybercrime capacity-building relationships with countries represented at Eurojust.
Prior to April 2022, Mr Rank served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota as Chief of the Criminal Division, and before that as the Deputy Chief of the National Security and Cybercrime Section as well as the Financial Fraud and Public Corruption Section. He joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2004, and assisted with hundreds of criminal investigations and prosecutions, including multiple jury trials in which he was lead counsel. Mr Rank was the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Coordinator and the National Security Cyber Specialist for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. From 1998 to 2004, Mr Rank was an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, where he prosecuted cases involving homicide, major narcotics offenses, and internet crimes against children. Mr Rank began his legal career with the international law firm Faegre & Benson, where he practiced commercial litigation from 1994 to 1998.
Mr Rank has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School, where he taught White Collar Crime and Corporate Compliance. He has also taught extensively in the area of cybercrime and financial crimes to investigators, prosecutors, and judges in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America, through the DOJ’s National Advocacy Center, the DOJ’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training, U.S. State Department INL/ILEA, the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative, and the Council of Europe. In 2021, Mr Rank was elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers.
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