William C. Snyder
William C. Snyder has been a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the College of Law since 2007. He teaches Federal Criminal Law, Computer Crimes, Counter-Terrorism and the Law, Prosecuting Terrorists in Article III Courts, Cyber Security Law & Policy, Federal Courts and Evidence. In addition, he assists at the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, a joint venture of Syracuse University’s College of Law and its Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
A career federal prosecutor prior to joining the Government Law Center, Mr. Snyder served over 13 years as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Western District of Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Prior to receiving his law degree, Mr. Snyder served as an Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States and was Deputy Administrative Assistant to Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh.
As an AUSA, Mr. Snyder initiated prosecution of the largest felony case in the history of the Western District of Pennsylvania while assigned as legal counsel to the Greater Pittsburgh Violent Crimes/Gang Task Force. In addition, he participated in intelligence investigations and drafted emergency plans while assigned to that district’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council. He served as the district’s Crisis Response Manager.